“Just Ask the Lord – If You Dare !!” 4/23/2016

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Written by bruce r. mills @ www.Godsmanforever.com

“Just Ask the Lord !!”

 

Psalm 139:23-24…   Search me, O God, and know my heart;  Try me, and know my anxieties;  24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,  And lead me in the way everlasting. (NKJV)

This scripture has David asking the Lord to examine his heart for any hidden sins… We as Christians all have blind spots when it comes to seeing our own flaws that keep us from walking in the Spirit…  The apostle Paul pens this, in…

 

Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (NKJV)

Although past, present, and future sins for the Christian have already been paid for by the shed blood of Jesus Christ…any unconfessed sin will break our sweet fellowship and walk with the Lord… This includes sins of omission, where the Holy Spirit is commanding us to read the Word (hopefully daily)…(Matthew 4:4), and to share the Gospel with those around us in need of hearing the “good news” message of the cross…

 

Matthew 28:19-20Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.   (NKJV)

God’s Word tells us that God will answer any prayer that is in His will for us…(John 14:13-14)  Of course God will tells us about hidden sins if we ask Him… Why wouldn’t He ??  But when we pray for Him to reveal these sins…we better be ready to acknowledge that they exist, and to repent and turn from them…

1 John 1:8-9If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (NKJV)

When the Holy Spirit urges us to share our faith with someone in need, all we really need to do is to ask Him for the right words…  See this link for more about the Holy Spirit’s help !!    http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/devotionals/therightwordsattherighttime.asp

Are you filled with the Spirit ??…

 

Ephesians 5:18-20And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,  (NKJV)

Just because you are a Christian, doesn’t mean you are living a Christ centered life…allowing the Holy Spirit to control every word, action, and move you make…

God’s richest blessings will only be given to those who live in obedience to His Word…  People think keeping God’s commandments is a burden, but it is not…if we allow the Holy Spirit to take control of our lives !!

1 John 5:3-4For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (NKJV)

So get down on your knees and ask the Lord to reveal any and all sins that are keeping you from being Spirit filled…and then repent and turn from them…  Start living a life that will be filled with God given peace beyond understanding (Philippians 4:6-7), and a fullness of joy because Christ’s joy floods our heart, mind and soul…

John 15:11“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (NKJV)

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

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About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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