A Barrier To God

Isa 59_2“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2). In the preceding verse, God told His people that He can save anyone, and He can hear any prayer. However, the problem is not with God; the problem is the sin of the people. Many things have changed, but God’s mind regarding sin has not. God says because of your sin; He will hide His face from you and will not hear your prayer. Sin still separates sinful man from God, but He so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever receives Him as Savior and Lord will not perish, but will have eternal life. Whatever is separating you from God today, confess your sin and repent. Restore your relationship and come home to Him.

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Be like Jesus

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And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32). As  I read this verse, I realized that this kind of behavior is almost non-existent in our society. There are so many people with hatred and bitterness toward each other. There are even times in our lives when it is difficult for us to be kind and tenderhearted to people. It is even more difficult for us to forgive someone who has wronged us. But we are to be kind to all, tenderhearted, and forgive one another; why? Because God has forgiven us freely in Christ. Jesus said; “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:26). As you meet people today, be kind and tenderhearted toward them, and even forgive them if needed. Let the love of Christ flow from you today.

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Is God Listening?

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Do you sometimes wonder if God is even listening to your prayers? There are times in our Christian walk that we seem all alone, so barren, God is just not speaking or moving in our lives. Let me assure you, God is always there. Hebrews 13:5 tells us; “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” But why doesn’t He answer? Psalm 66:18 gives some insight on what may be wrong in our lives, it reads, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” There are times that we allow sin to creep into our lives. This sin becomes a barrier between us and God. Isaiah wrote; “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2). What is in your life that has separated you from God, so He cannot hear you. Confess your sins today and repent. This means to tell God you are sorry for your sin and to turn away from the sin and not to do it again. Get your heart right with God today and begin anew with your prayers to Him. He will hear you.

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God’s Presence

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Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10). How do you prepare yourself to meet God? David had sinned and in this verse, he asked God to give him a clean heart and a right spirit. Many of us come to God’s presence with unprepared hearts and a spirit that is wandering. Ask God to give you a clean heart and a right spirit that is renewed with His Spirit. Only then can you truly come before His presence and worship Him? “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11).

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Faithful and Just

1 John 1_9B“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9). Confessing means to say about our sins what God says about them, that they are indeed sins, offenses against Him. Notice what this verse says about God, He is faithful and just. Everything the Bible says about God is true. God treats everyone the same way, He doesn’t change His mind. “For I am the LORD, I change not…” (Malachi 3:6). God is as faithful to His promises now as He ever was. If we truly confess our sins to God, He will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. God is always faithful and just.

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