Prevent Giving Up! Draw Near to God!
Greetings, all Royal Prayer Guards, and all those who join us in prayer!
Thank you for taking responsibility for using your faith and making the decision to continue in this powerful prayer movement! It is only powerful as we move forward in faith and not doubt.
To be effective in God’s kingdom on earth, we need to be fully convinced that God is able, to do what He had promised.
"No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised."
Focus directed toward those in Christ!
This prayer focus is directed toward those in Christ so we can effectively pray for the lost.
Plus, we ought to be where the lost are located. (Even on the Internet) But, this must be done with God’s wisdom… and without compromising His word.
Keep in mind, that we should not be a bless-me only club, but rather cause others to enter the blessings of God’s kingdom.
Be Fully Convinced and Effective!
To be fully convinced and effective requires God’s children to draw near to Him. If believers do not draw near to God, they will draw near to other things. (Read Mark 4:19 “other things”)
Do we desire God to draw near to us?
If we desire God to draw near to us, we must draw near to Him.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
Benefits of drawing near to God!
If God’s children draw near to God they will not give up on Him, prayer, study, and the application of His word.
Value and Determination!
Whatever has value we pay attention to it or draw near to it. Increasing the value of Jesus increases our determination to pay attention to Him!
The Father’s desire!
Our heavenly Father desires His children to draw near to Him. We can draw near to God because He gave us a measure of faith.
Romans 12:3 (NKJV)
“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”
We need our faith in what we cannot see. Therefore, since we cannot see God, we need faith.
Hebrews 11:1 (AMP)
“NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].”
Hebrews 11:6 (AMP)
“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].”
Not only faith but also the blood of Christ!
By the blood of Christ, we have the potential to draw near to God.
However, it will take faith with corresponding actions to manifest the benefits of drawing near to God.
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
The question, will we draw near to our heavenly Father first more than…?
Suggestions for prayer and application!
(Use these suggestions when praying for those in Christ)
1. Decide to be effective and fully convinced in God’s word!
2. Cause others to enter the blessings of God’s kingdom!
3. Prevent giving up by drawing near to God!
4. Increase our value of God to increase our determination to do His will!
5. Thank God for the measure of faith!
6. Use our faith with corresponding actions!
7. Draw near to God by the blood of Christ!
8. Choose to draw near to God every day!
9. Listen to the audio teaching for life-changing insights! Click here. "How do we draw near to God?" (Audio dramatized)
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Pastor Vince Marino
Royal Prayer Guards