The message again, 7 keys to answer prayerand we want to start roam is 12 hours to everybody have a list of scriptures. Ok. So if you want to turn to it even before I get there, that would be fine. seventies to answer prayer, romans, 12 hours 2. And he says and do not be conform to this world.But be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is their good and acceptable and perfect will of god. And this is the one thing, one of the main things as far as answer prayer. Are we thinking the way? God think, okay, was one of the things we talked about in class this morning that you know, we need to make sure that we’re on the right foundation. Okay. Because we start on around foundation. We’re asking for the wrong things. Ok.This leads to an answered prayer. This leads ok. See, god’s will not your own. OkAgain, we need to make sure we speak and we’llAnd this is one to place. Got happens because we have to remember we’re going to place a transition. Ok, every day he wakes us up, we need to focus our man on living more for him and less to ourselves. With scripture says die to the flesh. Ok. And after thing to too many now are looking for what I can get from god. Ok. Now what I can give, and we’re here to be of service to God. Anyway, he sees fitthis turn to again this, this does lead to answer prayer. If thou foundation is right. Because that prayers to be right. Let’s look at one john, 51 john, 5 versus 14 and 15Where it says now this is the confidence that we have in him. That if we, if we ask anything, according to his will here this. And that’s why I think what a lot of christians don’t do they s according to my will and God, this is my will. So you need to fix it. You come in lie with my will know when he did coming. Now with god’s will. Okay. And it’s not a struggle if we acknowledge that we have the problem. I’m no different than anybody else. Yes, I have to acknowledge the guy. Ok, i have that problem. Last week in class, we talked aboutsomebody’s driving ok. I came today. I can tell you I came to day with the see actually on the speed limit.I can be a roughBut again, you know, I look, it has got has slowed me down over the years and what I used to do and how still I am now, but that still no excuse to not want to get better. Ok, because it, but I thought about all, all the week as I thought about, well, that was your arrogance of you probably will love you, you know, let you know I’m, I’m not going to do that. I’m going to do what I want and so Got it. Okay, we’re going to keep trying you, buddy, because you want to get this day.And with us post this, the limit, that’s what it actually means, even though everybody’s trying to run over it.And again,we have to, if I had to acknowledge it, to ask god to help me to, to help me fix. Do my part to get the problem fixed. Ok. Because I know he can get it done. The thing is, do I want it easy? I don’t want hard. Ok if we do a god’s way, it’s always easier. If I do it my way, guess what? Still problems.This is James for verse 3.James for verse 3.And says you ask and do not receive because you asked amiss that you may spend it on your pleasures. The example I just gave ok. Yeah, my pleasure is going as fast as possible whenever I can but it’s not god’s will that do that right. Ok. I need to fix that. I need to ask god to help me to fix that and get over that ego and pride for this just, I mean, you know, it’s just absolute sensebecause I know what to do and I don’t do it. That’s one of the questions david came up with last week. Ok. Why do we do these things? We know we’re not supposed to do. And we think it’s ok. Ok we justified, but that’s what we’re doing, but we still go against god’s will. So how can we have our prayers answered? Because we’re putting stumbling blocks in the way of got answering our prayers because we’re not living according to his will. Matthew 2639.Murphy, 26 verse 39. He went to law father and fell on his face and prayed, saying, oh my father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. nevertheless, not as I will but as you will, which we discover. Okay. But we see the seas in scripture so we can act like it doesn’t apply to us. If we say we are following christ. Ok.The 2nd key is believe god’s promises have faith that he can accomplish a lot of us. I mean, all of us in here been to trials and tribulations. Okay. How old, how young you are. Ok. But guys answered our prayer.A lot of times we think of, well, you know what it was he done for me today. I don’t see anybody here on a ventilatorso we can still all breed. Ok. It may be with effort sometimes, but we can all read. And I mean, you know, there’s so many things we don’t think about. You know that I have somebody to talk to, I have somebody call you, I’m has them back and visit, i have somebody to hold on to ok. And we all have different issues and you know, life. But the thing is we need to focus on what we do have, not will we don’t have, because let’s face itbefore we got here this morning, we would depend on god to get us here safely. He’s already done thatbecause guess what? We all know what another drive is going to do. Okay. But are we thankful for all these little things that god does? These actually answered prayers because we have got to protect us. Ok, we need to learn how to thank him. As he blesses us,romans for 20 to 21.Where says therefore by the deeds of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For by the law is the knowledge of sin. Ok. verse $21.00 but now the righteousness of god. apart from the law is revealed being witnessed by the law and the prophets. So if he’s given us his responses and the old testament and the new testament, ok, then why don’t we trust him now? Because we see the examples of those who disobeyed. Ok. So if we disobey him, why do we expect to have our prayers answer?We said ok, but yet what do we do? We blame god.Because we don’t have enough patience.Long suffering to wait on his answer. So we go ahead and do it ourselves and screw everything up. Then who want to blame god? Well, if you had done this, I would have done it.And that’s me. That’s what we do. We were human. Like we’re going to say we try to protect ourselves, you know, within the for me. Okay. And that’s the thing is we need to make sure we’re looking at it from within, forgot. Ok, then we know we on the right foundation to having a answers, a praise answer.If you permit yourself to have prolong feelings of worry anxiety or doubt, you are practicing the exact opposite of faith. Ok, and we’re supposed to have faith. Me, this is what the, this is what the law and the prophets well about if we, if we did or if they did everything, the guy said to do everything was fine. Think about they had all they, the old testament, all they had was what the leader said. Ok then the new testament, they had what happened in the old testament. Now we have the old new testament with the true savior. And we’re getting pure information. We’ve given examples of how we should live, so we need to make sure we’re coming in with that. So our prayers can be answered again, right? So that’s one second. The 3rd key is the fervent. This is James 516James fasick thing. confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effect the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails mice, okay? Even when we pray for somebody else. Ok, if we are not following guys, rules and regulations, he won’t hear.That’s not his fault this outfall because if I have known sin in my life again, what am I supposed to? I’m supposed to announce it. Absolutely share it with the responsible people. Ok, now somebody, you know, you’re pretty sure you’re back and think about that one person. You can tell something and you can guarantee is going to get to everybody else.You know. So we have to be careful who we trust with different information. Ok,everything requires responsibility. Again, the says be fervent and great, the worse for fervent mean without ceasing without intensity or emotion. And that’s one of the things we need to remember is like, you know, god is that he is emotional. But as far as decision making, it’s already said ok. He knows what the answer is. Why do we fret and worry about so many things that we can do? Nothing about. Ok. If God says this is the way it’s going to happen. If our mindset is right, we’re on right. foundation with him. Guess what? We’ll get in with no matter what the pain no matter what the suffering. Because we know he has a purpose for it. Ok.And he will answer our prayer because of space it. Whenever sickness illness we have, it will be fixed one day.When this now whether it’s in here afterok. But we know god is faithful to do that for his people.Make sure fervency is from the high lap you will pray, but they’re not paying from the hearts. And again, that would be the heart of god. Not the heart of me justify myself was in a for mehow am I being treated? Ok,This is Jose, a 7 verse 14Jose a 7 verse 14Says they did not cry out to me with their heart when they will, the on their beds. Again, god wants toapproach him with a true heart, a pure heart, a sincere heart. You know, and I’ve found this and I’m sure probably all you have to when we get on out on these for whatever position we take the prey. When we pray in the process of praying earnestly to God. It seems like he smooths everything out. You know, no matter how anxious we worry about the situation when we’re talking to God sincerely, it’s like, yes, the problem may not be gone. But at least we know god is there with us in our presence, controlling every, every issue that’s going on. And he’ll give us answer, you know, and now human world, we look at time. We have to remember, god doesn’t have any time. Ok, we look at the, we call the 12 hour. This the 11th hour, we have all kinds of phrases we use to say OK, i’ve got to make a decision. NowWe for god. Ok. All we have to do is make sure we take the next step. One of the things that god show me is that meaning our needs too often we think our needs are our desires. Ok, god says don’t worry about what you’re going to eat. What you’re going to drink, what you’re going to wear. Yes. What you say in house, a job, any of that. But what we for fred over because now society, these things are looked at as normal. You know, these need, we don’t need a phone, don’t you know, microwave. Okay, but we all enjoy it right. And when it goes away, like the electricity did this week, ok, it put like 14 hours.And I mean it’s like, but for me it’s like a quickly gets me quickly over it. Ok, because I said, well, what can I do? Well, it was out and happy for sunset while go study now versus your regular time. Then when the time came like, well, you can’t do anything go there. You know, and I mean, some of the best sleep i got. Ok, because god gives you rest. If we really have patients wait on him, ok.Of 4th point is humble yourself before god dwell on his greatness. recognize your insignificance in comparison to him. Don’t be proud and puffed up. See your false and shortcomings. And this is one of the biggest wells we have in America. We don’t want to acknowledge our falls. We don’t want to acknowledge we do something well. Okay, it goes back to that situation with you and 3 of your buddies in the car. And you just, you know, ride and rail. Ok. Then all sudden was one of the people of the storm it. Yes. Sure. You know who robs the store? fewer she rubs the door, gets back in the car and goes on down the road. I’ll send the police, pull you over, and like everybody has to answer for what happened because they were there.Okay. And this is the thing answered. prayer is based on our foundation. What kind of company we keep it, you know, who we hang out with. Do we ask questions or do we just joined the crowd? That heard mentality. Ok. Because when we do that we were supposed be coming out of the world and being a like to the world. Whereas the say the other 3 and they were christians. Why didn’t they ask questions before that? The guy went in? I mean, it’s like, think about when you’re writing in a car is like, well, somebody says, well, we’re going off course for a minute. You ask questions. So while we’re doing this, how long is that going to take? Ok, and there’s nothing wrong with the answer and answer asking questions my time to get right up to while.But asking questions about situations.Because remember, we got given us a lot of character traits to follow. It’s up to us to follow ok. Especially when it comes to answer prayer. Let’s look at look 18 versus 9 to 14. Look 18I’m worry from versus verse 9. 14 says also he spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others. 2 men went up to the temple to pray, one, apparently in the other, the tax collector. The 1st he stood and prayed thus with himself, god, I thank you that I am not like other men. extortion is unjust, adulterers where even as this tax collector have fast twice a week, I give pads of all that possess and the text collect the standing far off. Would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but be the breast saying, god, be merciful to me, a sinner. I tell you this man, speaking about the tax collector went down to his house justified rather than the other one who is off to himself. Who will be based. And I’m sorry what those who exalt themselves will be a base and he who humbles himself will be exalted. SoWhat both do we want to be in? Ok, what foundation do we want to stand here? Ok, we want to be on god. So we asked something of him, he can bless it. Ok. But again, it depends on how we carry ourselves what we think of ourselves. Ok. If we start out thinking that we’re good. Ok, and somebody else’s bad, we went wrong foundation. Because god, what all had fallen short, it is, they all is fall short except brother terry. Ok. And that’s what we need to think of because our focus on ourselves is really, especially in this country. We see the things that are going on. Ok. They’re not only going on with the things we can see out of outside of us, but the things that are going on inside of us because everything we experience has an effect on our christian faith. Ok when our christian decisions. Okay. And so we need to make sure we ask god to help us to acknowledge else in or show us house in and give uswhatever is needed in character building to acknowledge yes is the sin or if god’s way, okay? Because we acknowledge it. We look, I know the OK, Yes, I’m aware of where I need to be going following you. But I need your help to do it. To get it done.We need to realize that god resist the proud but helps the humble. And so one peter, 5 verse $5.00 and $6.00fun fee to $5.00 versus $5.00 and $6.00. Where says, likewise, you younger people submit yourself to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another and be clothed with humility for god, resist the proud, but gives place to the humble, therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of god that he may exalt you in due time. And again, will be talking about patient suffering. Ok, but that’s a choice and we have to ask god to help us to make right choices. Okay,so the key number 5 to answer prayers be persistent. I have a problem with this myself because I hate nagging ok. So for me it’s like I have to really be diligent and ask god over and over again. Ok. Because I’m like this. I’m to say a me ok. It’s like if I’m be given a shore, ok, i want to do that. Sure. But don’t neg me until the time we agreed upon. You know, if I, sam will do something by tomorrow evening. Well, monday morning you have the right to to ask me about. Ok, but that’s not god’s way. OK, so I have that. That’s another issue I have to learn to back up all 5. Ok to die to the solice. Ok. So I need to keep pursuing god in the situation. And so all of us have been somewhere we just likewe prayed harder than we could ever think we could ever pray because of situations that are happening in our lives and to our family and friends at work, whatever it is at school. You know,everybody has, has the problems. So we need to make sure we’re asking god to help us to pray. Just like we do when we do the lord’s prayer. We want, we want him to help us of freight. Honestly. Ok to let us know that the him know that we really truly love him and want to love him more but we need his help to get it done. Okay,let’s look at matthew. 15 verse 21.Matthew 15.Chris 21 to 28.Says then jesus went out from there and departed to the reason of terry and sighed and behold a woman of cane of cane and came from the reason and cried out to him saying, have mercy on me. Oh lord, son of david, i daughter, severely demon a demon possessed, but he answered her, not a word, and his disciples came at ers. I’m saying sent her away for she cries out after us, but he answered no said I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of israel 1st 25. Then she came in worst ism saying, lord help me. But he answered her and said, it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the low dogs. And she said, true lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which while from the masses table dantes answered said to her, a woman, great is your faith there to be to you as you desire. And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Again, she was persistent. Okay. A lot of times we don’t want to humble ourselves enough. You know, we let our pride egos getting away, praying earnestly. We were taught to what? Pull ourselves about bootstrap, you know, stop whining, complaining. Okay? But that’s not what god saying, god says you can’t sick. You cannot think, but I can. But I need you to depend on me to see through ok. And again, that’s again based on our foundational understanding of who god is and who we are in christ. Ok, and when we need to practice these thingsAnd see where I am here, realize that god may be building your patience by delaying his intervention. Also realize that you may not be receiving answers simply because you aren’t asking for them. Ok. Good james, for to james for verse toIt says you last and do not have you murder and covet and cannot obtain you fight and war yet you do not have because you do not askhow many times we don’t ask or we don’t ask the person persistentlywe asked lightlyif sometimes and I’m sure it everybody who does it from time to time might be just driving a new car and also just like you want to turn radio, i just want to talk to God, god, to say something to me. You know,as you cruise along,i mean, you know, and that’s the thing. We’re not being a christian, we are not limited to a certain place the timeto interact with god. In fact, he loves me. Think about all of us have had children, grandchildren, our nieces and nephews, something. Well, we were so glad when they came and talked to us about their problemsbecause most of us had already been through the problems. OK, so we can help them with it. And for them to come to us means that they have to have enough trust and faith enough to be able to help them through the problem. But then we turn around and don’t have the same trust and faith with god.And God has more tools at his disposal than we could ever have. So again, we need to make sure we follow. And God, 6 key is obey god. This is an absolute requirement for receiving answers to prayer. So that one, john, 3 verse 22.When john fevers 22, where it says and whatever we ask we receive from him because we keep his commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his site. So that means somebody is a foul spiel andthe post the spieler, it seems simple, but guess what? What happens once I realize, or I started doing this post the speed limit and I found out there’s not as hard as it, as I thought it was. I wanted it to be ok because you’re more relaxed when you get to your destination. Ok. You have time for god to talk to you because you’re not. When you fancy you drive the more you have to be focused in control your vehicle. Okay. And so the speed limit is there for a reason. And what do you hear me say, whisper, obey the government to go place over the right. So I’m actually saying, I’m not going to do that. Have to go show me, I’m supposed to do that.So who’s blocking my answer? prayerMeand that’s how we have to look at every decision we make. Are we in love with god’s will and you know, not be afraid to ask, god, show me where I’m coming up. short showing my secret sins. Ok. So I can come in line with his foundation to pray the way I ought to pray for my heart. I really do want, please you, God, regardless of how much I have to dad is for this.Everything is the same, same, same consequences. You know, we, we, we, we, so if I so send, i’ve got to read from this in about follow guy and obey him. Guess what I get answer prayer.These is thatour 7 key is pray to God the father. But asking christ authority. And we’re looking at this book, a john 14 person is 13 to 14,John 14 versus 13And 14,Where it says and whatever you ask in my name that I will do that the father may be glorified in the son. This is jesus speak and of course, if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. And again, because we’re asking for from god’s perspective. Ok. And he can do these things if we only come along with his will.And the basic thing is getting rid of our own mindset, our selfishness within it for me. Right?Again, it says this needs to ask on the authority of christ because he died for us. Ok. And serves as a high priest. So he lived as a human in the flesh and knows exactly what is like to be tempted like we are because of this crisis willing to intervene on our behalf. Okay. Because we remember he was he on earth. He went through everything. People say, well, he was attempted with a spouse. Ok. But we have to remember every, every relationship is based on 2 things. The commitment you make on your own mouth. Ok. Just like when we got baptize with god, what equipment we made, where we got married at Okay, with the Choice or thejudge’s chambers or whatever. Ok, we made a commitment. The thing is I need to make sure I’m keeping my sideof the bargain of the bow because regardless of Human relationships, god is always the same, right? Never changes he made about who would take care of those who claim and an act on his commanders pay. That’s our Choice. If we want to answer pray, we have to go through those that these 7 things. And again, just for review, before we close, our 1st one seek god’s will not our own. Believe god’s promises have faith that he can accomplish them. Be fervent, humble yourself before god. Be persistent, obey god pray to God the father, but asking price authority as we continue to pray less remember whose we are and who we are as ambassadors for god. So the his will can be done on back to what was the question?Do we want to answer prayer? course we do. So hopefully this gives us some more insight and what we need to do our part of guys bargain has our prayer him in.