“Ye ask, and receive not,
because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
If you are familiar with
computers, you know that you can try a software program before you buy it.
Many of us have tried shareware programs. However, we need to
realize that Jesus is not Shareware!
Many times we treat Jesus like He is a shareware program. We have
tried everything else and it didn’t seem to work so we decide to give
Jesus a try. May God forgive us! I can tell you on the
Authority of the Word of God that it is never the fault of Jesus if
something goes wrong in our lives.
I have heard many people say that their prayers were not answered.
We need to search our hearts and see if there is something we need to
repent of and ask Him to forgive us. We think if we say the right
prayers then we are sure of God answering our prayers.
Sometimes our Mom and Dad say no to things we want because they are not
good for us or they will get us into trouble. If our earthly parents
love us enough to guide us, how much more our Heavenly Father Loves us and
will protect us even if it means saying no to something we want or think
that we need.
Please don’t treat Jesus like shareware. Open your heart and make a
heart commitment and not just a verbal and head commitment to Him.
Jesus deserves to be treated with Respect and Honor.
April 13, 2005