Isaiah 37:20 Prayer For God’s Honor

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Now, Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Lord, are the only God. Isaiah 37:20 

Desire for deliverance from a problem is desired by all people. No one really wants to go through a struggle or tough time. Even more so, most people do not want an enemy.

Yet, in life there are many struggles that face every person on a regular basis. As troubles occur, people seek out ways to overcome or stop that trouble that is in their life. The will seek self-help books, friends, astrology, doctors, religion, lawyers, drugs and many other people, places and things.

The entire reason for searching for help is for selfish reasons. It is all about making life better for self.

Hezekiah was being attacked by the enemy. As he prays to God for some help, he tells God to deliver them from the enemy so that the world may know that there is only one God and that He is that one.

Along with the rest of the world, believers have many struggles and enemies in life. They may be physical human enemies, or spiritual ones, habits, thoughts, or beliefs. Most will seek God for help against these enemies and struggles that they have.

While there is nothing wrong in seeking God for help against the struggle, many are only seeking it for relief in their own life. They are seeking it to help self, rather than to help others or be a witness of God’s great power.

Every believer is to be a witness of who God is. This is something that is to occur day-to-day with everything that they think, say and do in every situation.

The prayer of the believer should be for relief so that God may be glorified and honored. The answer to the prayer is to be a witness to others of who God is and what He can do, not just for personal relief.

As you are struggling in some situation in your life, go to God for help. As you seek His help, also seek ways to use that answer as a tool to be a witness of His great love and power. Be willing to use that answer to build His kingdom, rather than just hoard it to yourself.

The answers to your prayer are not to just make your life better, but to build you and His kingdom up.

What is your motivation in your prayers?

I pray today that you will know God’s power in your life; that you will have a desire to pray to God daily; that you will use all answers of prayer to be a witness of God’s great love and power; and that God will help you remove all selfishness in your prayers. 

1 Samuel 2:2 No One Other Than God

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“There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2 

In the world people are trying to say that all the different gods are all the same. The world believes that a person can believe in any religion or any god that they want and they will be able to get into heaven and heave eternal life. Churches have risen up that teach that all the gods are the same as long as a person truly believes in that god and follows his ways.

When God had blessed Hannah with a son, she gave a prayer to God. In that prayer she recognized that there is no one like God at all. He was set apart as holy and as a solid rock.

There are hundreds of different religions and thousands of different gods that people worship and serve in this world. In all of them, except God, people have to work to be saved and their ways are constantly changing. The requirements are never the same for every person.

God is very different from the other gods. He is the one who came to man first to draw mankind to Him. He does not hide somewhere and then tell man that he must find Him. God makes Himself known.

God is also a solid rock. He does not change from day-to-day or person to person. He is the same yesterday, today and forever with every person regardless of the person’s status in this life. His requirements are the same–believe in Jesus and forgiveness of sins.

It is very simple to follow Jesus and God’s commands. Love God and love others with everything in a person.

With all the other religions, it is a complex set of rules and there are many variables. No one can know that they are saved for sure, accept with Jesus.

Take time to look at who Jesus and God really are. What do they mean to you?

If  you are looking at other beliefs and religions, realize that all the other gods are not real, they are man-made. With man-made gods, they are always changing and there is no simple set of commands to be saved.

Jesus provides you forgiveness and eternal life, without some complex set of rules and requirements. Trust in Jesus alone as the eternal Rock in your life.

I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know how faithful God is; that you will know the holiness of God; that you will know that Jesus is the only way to heaven; and that you will love God with all of your life.