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ByEmily

4 WAYS TO ENSURE GOD HEARS YOU

Is there any way to be certain that God is hearing your hearts cries? Any way to know for sure He is listening? The answer is yes! The Bible actually provides us with 4 simple steps to follow that will guarantee God’s ear. So you want to be heard? Here’s how:

4 Ways To Ensure God Hears You - Raising Sticky Hands To Heaven

Step 1: Be humble

  • humble- not proud, haughty, arrogant, or assertive; not thinking of yourself as better than others; reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission; not costly or luxurious

For a lesson in humility, look no further than Jesus. In the book of John, chapter 13, we find Jesus showing us the perfect example- the Son of God humbled himself to serve each of His disciples by washing their feet.

Step 2: Pray

  • pray- to make a request in a humble manner; to address God with adoration, confession, supplication, or thanksgiving

It’s important to have a prayer life. In Matthew 6:5-18, Jesus teaches us the to do’s and not to do’s of prayer and supplies us with a model prayer, telling us to pray in that manner.

Step 3: Be a seeker

  • seek- to search for or go in search of; to try to find; to try to discover; to try to acquire or gain; to ask for or request; to make an attempt

God longs for us to seek His face. Many times our prayer life consists of maybe 10% of thankfulness (if that), and 90% of asking. We rarely set aside time for seeking, although the Bible clearly tells us in numerous places that we are to seek!

Check for yourself- Deuteronomy 4:29, Jeremiah 29:13, Psalm 9:10, Proverbs 8:17, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 7:7-8, Colossians 3:1-2, Isaiah 55:6

Step 4: Turn away from wickedness

  • turn- to cause your body/a part of your body/something to face an opposite or different direction
  • wicked- morally bad; having or showing slightly bad thoughts in a way that is funny or not serious; very bad or unpleasant

Isaiah 55:7 encourages the wicked to forsake his way. God cannot hear us if we refuse to turn away from that which is wicked and not of or like God.


 

These 4 steps are so simple that if there is anything blocking us from heaven, it’s because we’re making it too hard. How do I know that these 4 steps will guarantee God’s ear?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”- 2 Chronicles 7:14

2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us step by step what our part is and when we do our part, we find an amazing promise of results. Not only will God hear us, but He will also forgive and heal!

So you want to be heard? Yes. It’s really that simple.

*All definitions taken from the Merriam-Webster dictionary app.

ByEmily

Do It, Lord – Song Of The Week

I picked the song “Set a Fire” to sort of be my one song for 2014. However, I wanted to share this song to be another sort of anthem song for 2014. Where “Set a Fire” is more my heart’s cry for myself, “Do It, Lord” is my heart’s cry for this nation and this world! Every time I listen to this song and sing these words, all I can think is, “Yes, please! Do it, Lord!” This is what we need.

Imagine what would happen if all of us began to add these lyrics into our prayer time! After all, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Do It, Lord

Bryn Waddell

I see Your glory covering the earth

just like the water covering the sea

I see the millions coming to salvation

I see revival fire in the land
I see the lost, nameless ones remembered

I hear the widow shouting out Your praise

I see the friendless loved and celebrated

Orphans fulfilling Your calling on their lives

Do it, Lord, Do it, Lord,

Do it Lord, we are praying

Do it, Lord, do it that Your glory may be seen

I see forgiveness overtaking hatred

Pride and prejudice now giving way to love

I see depression replaced with joy and gladness

and Satan’s lies they are bowing to the truth

I see the brokenness of families brought to wholeness

I see every prodigal running home to You

Father’s hearts they are turning towards their children

and children’s hearts they are turning towards their fathers

I see the church rising up in power

laying down their lives in unity and of love

I hear the sound of every tribe and nation

giving glory to Jesus Christ the Son