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The Rules to asking and receiving
The Rules to asking and receiving are found in James Chapter 4 . Our Father always answers prayers. When we say that sometimes He answers with a "no", it is not a "cop out". I would not give my child a gun, just because he asked for one. I know what is best for my child, as God knows what is best for me. Always pray "If it is in Your will Father...".
The reason for this is simple. HE MIGHT SAY YES, JUST TO TEACH YOU A LESSON! Think of it like this: you tell your child to stay away from the toaster "it is HOT." You repeat this over and over, till one day, you allow it. The child gets a burn. And learns a lesson.
We must remember that what we think would help us, might not be in our best interest. Our Father sees tomorrow, we don't. He knows our Great grand children that are yet to be born. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) 4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew [a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." I know this may seem like a long read, but an important one to learn. I ask that you save it, and read it when you find more time. It will open your eyes and answer many of your "Why did" questions. I have included the links for you to use if you would like to carry this message farther.
James 4 Submit Yourselves to God
1What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
4You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? Footnote:Or that God jealously longs for the spirit that He made to live in us; or that the Spirit He caused to live in us longs jealously 6But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. (Footnote Proverbs 3:34)~
7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. 11Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you - who are you to judge your neighbor?
Boasting About Tomorrow
13Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." 14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." 16As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. 17Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.
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