Scriptures are easy to read. The Devotional Part is what’s time consuming. #day30 Complete! 🕯️Favorite Devotional Parts:🕯️ God hears all our prayers and, in one sense, he answers all our prayers. But we do not always receive what we ask for. When we ask God for something, the response will be ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ or ‘Wait’. He started each day seeking God’s presence and finding satisfaction in him. This is the heart of what prayer is all about. It is not just about asking for things; it is about seeking God’s face and enjoying ‘sweet communion with him’. Bill Hybels writes, ‘If the request is wrong God says “No”. If the timing is wrong God says “Slow”. If you are wrong God says “Grow”. But if the request is right and the timing is right and you are right, God says “Go”.’ It may seem an obvious point, but the starting point of answered prayer is actually asking. Some people wrongly believe that our suffering in this life is always caused by our own sin, or even by sin in a former life. So, if people are born in poverty or with some genetic disorder, it must be their fault. This blame must be a terrible additional unnecessary suffering (the idea of reincarnation is totally repudiated in the Bible, see Hebrews 9:27). This is how Job’s so-called ‘friends’ spoke about him. When our friends are suffering we need to avoid being ‘miserable comforters’. Rather, as Job suggests, we should ‘encourage’, ‘comfort’ and ‘strengthen’ them and ‘soothe their suffering’. One thing we can always do is to intercede. 🗝️Favorite Passage(s)🗝️: Matthew 20:22-23 Job 15:2-6 #youversion #bibleinoneyear #bibleinoneyear2017 #bible #god #kjv #readthebible #scripture  #bibleinayear #jesus #accountable  #biblechallenge #needjesus  #bibleinoneyearchallenge2017 #christianlife #heanswersprayer #godspromise #blessings #studygodsword #readtheword #wordofgod #communion

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