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|Originally from JOSEPH PRINCE MINISTIRES|
|When you have a need, do you pray or do you plead? Do you begin your prayers with words like, “Please God, please! God, I beg You to have mercy!”|
|Prayers that plead and beg imply that your heavenly Father is not willing to do it. Yet, He is far more gracious and willing to give to you than you are willing to ask, think or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) He desires above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2)|
|In fact, long before you have a need, God has already met that need. Long before you knew you needed a Savior, He sent His Son to be your Savior. This is your God! He is a good God. So when you beg Him for something, you are actually saying that He is reluctant to give and needs to be persuaded strongly before He will move. Yet, He is not like that.|
|Jesus knew the heart of the Father. When He saw the woman bound with a spirit of infirmity, He did not pray, “Oh Father! She has been suffering for 18 long years! I beseech You, Father, have mercy on her. Please, please heal her!” No, when Jesus saw her, He immediately proclaimed, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity,” because He knew the heart of the Father. He knew that the Father wanted her delivered from her crippling condition.|
|At the end of a church service, I don’t stand and pray, “Oh God, please bless Your people. Oh God, do keep them. Oh God, be ever so gracious to them!” Instead, I proclaim, “The Lord bless you. The Lord keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you!”|
|Beloved, when you pray, proclaim your healing, protection and provision because your Father’s heart overflows with love for you. And when you declare it, He sanctions it. When you declare it, He establishes it!|
Life is so beautiful, so full of magic and possibilities. In the storms of life, we are never alone. Love is the most powerful thing on earth. There is a large amount of love, enough for life everlasting just like the sun, and it’s always constant and unchanging. Even in the verge of death, with love, we can never be so alive. In whatever storm, nothing can take that away.
It is so easy to forget where we come from in life, to not help somebody just but standing in similar shoes you were at, if time was turned back. Is it so comforting to live like giving to the lacking is not part of us? And even forget what the people that had to sacrifice everything they ever wished to have in life in order to get you to be where you are?
I know this is not possible. Our consciousness will always take us back to the times. But why do we resist this? Why do we hide from what we know very well is right? Well let me tell you. You struggled, prayed and God gave you the big break but allowed it to enslave you and insecurity came in. insecure that all you got is not enough to give. That it may onetime all come to zero and loose the pleasure that life gives you.
Remember that selfless gift you were given back then? Take a look at this John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
No much is needed to explain this, god gave on order you receive. Even non-believers succeed not because what they do is right, but because they learnt the art of giving. Give and it doubles it back to you severally.
I mean, let’s not give just to get back. Give for it is what God wants for all of us. Let’s give, out of love, to our neighbours, roommates and our best friends who we never took time to realize that they need. The peace of mind and happiness thereafter is worth living for without fear of lacking or draining.
Otherwise, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Let love lead us and not hold it back. A happy life is defined by love. It’s your time to stand up and visit that poor friend, homeless boy and orphaned kid and bless a soul while making a change. Giving to them is giving to God. Shalom.