Underestimating The Power of Prayer.
We all have those moments when we have prayed so hard for certain things in our lives, and it seemed the Lord either didn’t get the message or just chose to ignore it. Or like me, you have faltered before and gone for the longest while without praying, maybe because you have been busy, tired or just lost faith in it.
But prayer is a very powerful tool. It is the one vehicle the Lord chose so we could communicate with Him; it is the one portal that allows interaction between heaven and earth. So when we cease to pray, we cease to keep in touch with the Lord. And when we cease to talk to the Lord, we become weaker.
Paul says (Ephesians 6:18), “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
Passing judgement is a mini process, so small, we sometimes do it unconsciously. We see something someone does, we feel a certain way about it; without even trying to understand, and we think the worst of the situation or them.
As Christians we have this tendency of thinking we are better than certain people because they sin more than we do. Or because they don’t believe in the same things we believe in.
You can stop being judgemental by accepting that only God knows everything about everyone. Proverbs 16:2 says “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the Lord weigheth the spirits.” Also remember how you would like to be treated, put yourself in their shoes (Matthew 7:12).
Posting Garbage on Social Media
So often we get caught up in the hype of social media and the trends we forget what we represent and sometimes we are aware but we think “I will just put it up, after all its funny” or “It’s fine, I will just pull it down later”.
Being a Christian means having Christ live within you, it means every action and every word you speak is going to be a representation of the grace and greatness of God. So before you post anything, ask yourself, “what kind of ambassador am I?’
(2 Corinthians 5:20) “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
Sinning Knowingly /Taking Advantage of God’s Forgiveness
It may be something as small as stealing candy or something way worse like watching porn. All of us have done something we knew wasn’t right deliberately in the belief that the Lord will forgive us.
Yes, it is true; the Lord does forgive us even when our sins were deliberate because He is a forgiving God. This dates back to the days of ancient Israel; (2 Samuel 12:13) records the story of David when he committed adultery with Bathsheba. A purposeful sin.
Jesus taught that all sins can be forgiven (Matthew 12:31) except for the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
But it is not right to take advantage of this. Imagine someone you love so dearly hurting you over and over again knowing that you will forgive them anyway.