Monday, November 3, 2014

When We Pray

Do we trust God like we should?  He is the best Friend that we could ever have and when we pray,

DA 126.  "We should not present our petitions to God to prove whether He will fulfill His word, but because He will fulfill it; not to prove that He loves us but because He loves us.  "Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for He that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6."

But faith is in no sense allied to presumption.  Only he who has true faith is secure against presumption.  For presumption is Satan's counterfeit of faith.  Faith claims God's promises, and bring forth fruit in obedience.  Presumption also claims the promises, but uses them as Satan did, to excuse transgression.  Faith would have led our first parents to trust the love of God, and to obey His commands.  Presumption led them to transgress His law, believing that His great love would save them from the consequence of their sin.  It is not faith that claims the favor of Heaven without complying with the conditions on which mercy is to be granted.  Genuine faith has its foundation in the promises and provisions of the Scriptures."

I pray that our faith increases and will lead us to love God and obey His commands and that we will not be presumptuous and try to excuse our sin and call that faith.  May God help us all to lead a life worthy of the name Christian.  Grandma Joan

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