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God's Will

By Tanya Liles

          Are you tired of negativity? When it raises its ugly head, do you want to just run and hide? Rebuke the person? Block them all together from your life? Once upon a time, I was that negative person. Many people refused to be around me, I had an opinion about everyone’s choices, gave bad advice when it was unneeded, judged or became angry without a cause towards someone. Have you ever done this? The answer is yes. We've ALL been there.

           The problem is when this happens; we heap God’s judgment upon our lives.

           But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. – Matthew 5:22

          Once we are under God’s judgment; we are turned over to a reprobate mind. We refuse to see the error of our ways; we are blind to our faults.

          Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them. – Jeremiah 6:30

          They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed. – Titus 1:16

          But thank you Jesus there is hope! I thank God for people who refuse to let us go to the broad gate. Those who faithfully think of us continually; and pray for us often.

          “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” - Matthew 7:13-14

          “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.” – Ezekiel 22:30

          That is why Prayer is essential. All of God’s creation needs prayers. There is always someone praying for another person. Rather night or day; we are to stand in the gap, even for those who are negative, undeserving, or even rebellious. We cannot be wise in our own eyes and say, “This person doesn't deserve my prayers; I cannot pray for such and such person.” We are encouraged in the Bible to pray for believers and unbelievers alike.

          Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior – 1 Timothy 2:1-3

          When believers push those who are fallen from the Lord away, and will not pray for their souls to repent, and turn from their wicked ways; they are not doing the will of our Father who is in Heaven. For God wants none to perish, but to have everlasting life.

          For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. – John 3:16-17

          If this describes you, if you aren't willing to pray for your Brothers and Sisters in Christ, or even unbelievers, pray unto the Lord to search your heart. Pray for God to give you a love for His people, to see them through His eyes and not your own. Ask God to give His Spirit to guide you and to teach you in all His ways. Once the veil has been removed, and you not only see, but feel His love to you and through you to others, you will see yourself in a new light; through the presence of our Father.

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