Praise the Lord Beloved.
As I said Monday, scripture makes it clear that our Heavenly Father hears and answers prayer.
But we all have experienced a time in our life what we are praying has been delayed. That’s because God does delay the answer or request to our prayers.
Here is another reason for the delayed prayer.
There are seasons when the Lord wants to stretch us and grow our faith.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) says:
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
You see, when God is stretching and growing our faith, He’s actually working in our spiritual vineyard to get us qualified to receive His blessing. He’s broadening us in the areas we are weak.
Here are a few examples for you to think about:
Why would He bless someone with $10,000 and the individual has no self-control with $1,000;
Why would He bless someone with one of His precious kings or queens when the individual is deficient of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and faithfulness;
Why would He bless someone if the individual don’t know how to take care of God’s goodness?
Why would He bless the individual(s) with a new home, new apartment, new automobile if the individual doesn’t appreciate what they already have or take care of what they have been blessed with?
Beloved, God’s gives His goodness to those who appreciate and are responsibly dedicated to the things He has blessed them with.
I have taught my children in order to get blessed and attain more blessings you have to be “Accountable, Responsible and Dependable”.
Those are the same characteristics God requires.
Beloved, without these characteristics gives God another reason to delay your prayers.
I will give you my last reasons tomorrow.
“To God Be the Glory!!!”