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January 19, 2021 7:00 am
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Here's what Jesus put it in Matthew seven. Ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find what you expect to receive.
If you don't think, don't expect to find it at all. Not Bible open the door you haven't shown that you are active in seeking is there something you need from God today if not asking, seeking, and knocking, you may not want it bad enough going. Thanks for being here for today's destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard wherever you are and how you may be listening on radio online investor Paul.net or through podcasting platforms like iHeartRadio. It's always great to have you with us. Many believers in Christ have never developed an effective prayer life.
If you're among them. You've come to the right place just a few moments pastor Paul share some of the keys to becoming a better ask her a better seeker and a better knock now is pastor Paul, today's destined for victory message foundations for effective prayer.
You will claim realistically in a way that is close to your own heart. That makes sense for who you are.
Don't try to impress other people around you and I want to encourage some of you so you will get intimidated by folks who pray you know in public settings and use them past. I will never be that person because I am self-conscious. I will pray like some of the people and opt for life and that's why want to hear you. I don't want to hear them. There sounds nice and polite and rehearsed some time to just use the print and the third way I want to hear from full just pray just like they are where they are in their life that your spiritual journey. When I was a deacon when I was a young deacon in the church before I was preaching. I was a deacon in my dad's church. One of my jobs was to help disciple young converts and we had a brother in our church and he got saved out straight out of the gang life.
Life in Philly. I mean he came he was.
He was straight Street but Goss said powerfully and came to our church, young deacon I got to help disciple him and in those days. I started speaking at certain churches. Although I would like to be considered a preacher, but I would have to speak some time and so because I was discipling him I would take him on some of my engagement within driving distance.
The feeling I'll never forget one time I was preaching somewhere in New Jersey and it was just our hour and 10 minutes whatever drive from our church and I had to speak. I remember taking Mills with me and you know because I'm discipling him. He just learned about God.
He was full of questions always want to know so we talk and drive it and when I got there it was a youth service and so I'm preaching to the young people, and then the moment I brought with me a young man, he's he's learning to walk with the Lord.
But God saved them out of the street life and Billy let him share just a few minutes of his testimony and let him lead in this altar and we all call young people to pray for you and he got up he gave them his testimony and how it you know been shot and this and that God saved them and God delivered him and all and so he gets his really good powerful. Just press okay go on it and just lead them to tell you but we will pray for suborning and starting altar call and he got up they saw it all you suckers need to just say, come on down. The goal you suck me to give way. Now some of the charge people with Mayor Fanon heart hello all you need to give say you got to learn to pray that way. Talk to God from your heart. Talk to God, the way you really feel it. Pray realistic prayers. You know why because when you need a breakthrough when you need God to move you don't have time for fancy language you get into some urgent place. You need God to show up and show up quickly. You need God to help you keep your head right in a situation where you know your flesh wants to go left. Come on, all don't all sit here and act like you don't know what it is to be in a situation in the middle of the day on your job dealing with some hard hear people whatever it is and you feel your flesh, get ready to take you left all come on Josie, you got to learn the pray father I need you to help me write now what that's what you come on Lord, send me some grace not feeling at the moment about going this meeting and you know how to act in the last time and Jesus not for that today so you will have to renew must send some help from another world right now you got about 13 seconds God can handle you being real. So learn to converse with him. Not only exclusively but converse with him. Realistically, don't worry about trying to sound a certain way and so practice frame with others and for others in your own way because it was the right way to sound when you pray in a wrong way to sell its whatever's from your heart.
Let the Lord hear it and don't be intimidated by that been praying in churches and in all that may sound real smooth and all that life can never sound like that. This in your heart is what we listen for when I'm listening for your words will listen for your heart. I want to know that you're connected with God.
If you and a prayer circle with me. I want you to print your way don't pray it my way. I just need to know that your heart is connecting with your Savior in prayer and he who hears in secret is going to reward you openly and you don't have to worry about it because as Jesus said here.
The father already knows.
Now some of you need to understand and why should we pray, if that is the Bible just said the father already knows and what the point of print. Why, because God wants you to pour out your heart to him. She out of your heart perceives the issues of life.
Not everybody with a need has a hard to reach out to God to have that need met and so here's the way Jesus put it in Matthew seven.
Ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be open. What's different if you don't still expect to receive.
If you don't see don't expect to find it. If you don't knock my door open the door you haven't shown that you are pro active in seeking people's 11 six I'll give you some what word you can fight it. God is gently seek him. So you will learn the pray because you are a seeker station situation on God and touch this right now I'm doing everything and tell me to do but get better. Lord knowledge is limited knowledge is infinite.she really made me pray specific prayer and praying with diligence so that the Lord can answer prayer so converse with him. Not only exclusively but converse with him. Realistically, that when she got there with that. Look at Matthew six verse nine because this is where he begins to give us a prayer agenda.
I: a prayer agenda. He gives us now. This is in response to his disciples asking him teach us to pray. It is such a shame that we even have a name for the Lord's prayer. That's unfortunate. Why because it's not the Lord's prayer is the prayer Jesus gave in response to the disciples, saying, teach us to pray, so it's not the Lord's prayer. Technically, it's the prayer he taught his disciples, but more importantly look at verse nine carefully in this manner therefore pray our father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Stop right there before we get into it further, this manner therefore pray. Notice what Jesus did not say say using these words right and say saying these words he said in this manner therefore pray it means in this way, pray or play like this, not pray using these words side one for you. It's okay if you learn to recite the Lord's prayer.
It's a great prayer I recited from time to time as a pastor when I'm doing a graveside burial when I'm there and we're having that final pronouncement over the remains before the body is lowered into the grave. I very often. After leading giving some good words, then I will say okay let us pray before we commit his or her remains to the earth and forward to the day when they will be resurrected in the presence of God and Sausalito general prayer that I'm praying for my heart and bends often for the benefit of everybody they are, some of whom only you know, things like the Lord's prayer. I'll say it out and I asked this in the name of him who taught us to pray and then I'll start in on the Lord's prayer because people will join in our father which art in heaven, hallowed, and that allows them to connect the prayer.
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When you give the gift of her own to share with you until you all about it. After today's message right now is pastor Paul with the rest of this message foundations for effective prayer. Nothing wrong with the Lord's prayer and also impact upon them believe in Santa Claus but is not true is trying to say it just don't think the words are what have the power what he gives us is an agenda in this manner. Pray but I understand that he same pray in this manner pray like this pray this way and what's the first part of it.
The first part of the prayer agenda. He gives us when he says our father in heaven, hallowed be your name. The first part of the prayer agenda Jesus JBoss is Paredes praises a specific agenda item number one praise that includes both worship and thanksgiving. So Jesus taught us how to enter into God's presence, placing him and giving him thanks.
In other words, as a general rule, and that's all it is the general rule don't come in Dragon come into his presence.
First, recognizing who you're talking to is what is already done so.
As a general rule, get used to saying, Lord, to have this chance to come into your presence. I want to worship you and worship your name great is the Lord greatly to be brave and I want to begin to rehearse in my mind and my spirit, how great God is and who he is and what he has done now. Again, this is a general rule, because if you are in an emergency.
I'm not saying all we can pray unto you, praise sometime during an emergency. The first thing that comes out your mouth is what you need to help me only God help us right now you see what I'm saying not only that, but as a normal practice start out praising him to get that I want to start out worshiping him. Even David said so. He said enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise be thankful under him, and bless his name why the Lord is good his mercy is everlasting and his truth endures to all generations so I want to start out if I can. I want to start out worshiping him, praising him thanking him. This is a good idea for you to do when you open your eyes first person you talk to with the Lord and the first thing you say to him as Lord. Praise you I worship you, I think you I bless your name. Thank you for this day it's a day you have made. As I get right enter into it already want to give you thanks and praise. But already you want to start praise will turn in start that worship going there still lay in their start talking to him right now, Lord. I bless you. Thank you in the shower. Lord, I praise you I worship you are showering and sounds. I'm always in their worship of God. I think I bless you bless your name Lord hallelujah why I'm starting the practice of pray and I'm bathing myself in recognition of who here's how great is unknown, when some request, but first I want to just thank you for who you are. I want to praise you for who you are. I want to thank you for what you've already done so, understand, that's a general rule, will make it a hard fast thing that you can never deviate from good, you have the right crisis first thing you will cry out with is what you need in that moment in your okay. Does not in heaven. Man look at you happening. Praise made all day you come a time I see you gave deviate get gimme gimme gimme get that's not God.
That's another boy says somebody in your family does not God. God is not like that he not update account how much you ask versus how much you Paredes. He knows where frail he knows us. Sometimes it's an emergency. Your kids outside playing in the summer and one fell off the bike and scrape himself up real bad. They run in the house yells and I hate you, turn around you and come in thanking me for the breakfast. I gave you why. So why would you expect God to think that way. Just as you are but teach yourself as a normal practice come into his presence, worshiping him come into his presence, thanking him I come into his presence remind myself of who we well he said how big your name name represents who God is.
Name in the Bible is never just the mere tag with the ones in modern society that just give people a tag so we don't know what you mean Joe.
You just through some syllables. The GABA will come on you know the people just through some stuff to get some playing Scrabble and you tossed out some some of the tiles and then you start spread them around, so be an interesting name somebody people when I go to dedicate the children you tell us what is. I'm looking at a certificate, but I'm not quite sure how you pronounce that modern we went went out into the significance of names in our society, but in the Bible, the names were more indicative of remember Jacob when he finally had his breakthrough when God had been tricky all his life is being told us who he was. Jacob means trickster deceiver con artists get overall a unit second. All that is what Jacob means. And when he had his breakthrough would God, God said, you no longer Jacob I'm giving you a new name Israel. Why because Israel means Prince with God I came to tell you, it matters to God. If you know who he is, is the end of the Hebrew Scriptures you find identifications you find him.
For instance be referred to as their home a jar. That's the God who provides that the God who heals me see that the God our banner of victory.
That is the Lord our Shepherd, shalom the Lord our peace of the Lord our righteousness shall mouth the Lord is present all the time to work through them. But please see past the you you learn Hebrew with all that you can break all that down I'm trying to help you learn how to present them. If you don't know all the best job I can't remember which one, whether Jehovah nisi would have only known only think I got a cousin made me say, I don't know what to get confused when people help you is one thing, Jesus. Jesus. Jesus and the Bible says is all but God only when you got Jesus you got jar when you got Jesus you got nisi when Jesus got sick good mood when you are my provider. When you say that he's your healer when you say that he's your shepherd died you through your valley of the shadow of death, when you say you will. Thou art with me everywhere I go, you don't have the Hebrew names memorized. Just memorize Jesus everywhere you go you take Jesus with you and he promises that he will hear you when you call upon his name. And so the first part of the prayer agenda is Paredes worship Thanksgiving before you go to asking to landlord. I'm grateful for who you are and I'm thankful for what you've already done. The reason why I know I got some blessings come is because of who you are. You are a God who is the Alpha and the Omega, and there some stuff in my life that isn't finished yet so I know you still got some blessings for me when Dr. would you to take it. I'm still here that many still got some blessings for me that's me so that I can complete. He's given me in there and I'm going to give him glory. Every thanks so much for joining us for this Tuesday. Addition of Destin for victory. Today's message foundations for effective prayer is part of Pastor Paul shepherds five message series when you pray look for it email@example.com again that's Pastor Paul series when you pray, click the store tab at the top of the Pastor Paul.net homepage speaking to prayer the Destin for the ministry team is always glad to pray for you and your family. So from her home page of Pastor Paul.net use the contact feature to tell us how we can pray for you and while you're there, be sure to sign up for Pastor Paul's monthly letter of encouragement. Yours, at no cost or obligation in here something else. When you give a generous gift this month with the gift of her own to share with you. Pastor Paul's booklet, it pays to serve Jesus in Mark chapter 10, Jesus tells us that all those who follow him will receive 100 times more than they give up. Yes, there will be tough times and sacrifices along the way. You may have to give up a few things.
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You need praise me first he's just saying. Generally speaking, when you come into the presence of God come in being thankful and grateful for who he is and what he is done so praises the first part of the prayer agenda that's tomorrow and Pastor Paul shepherds message, praying effectively for other people. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion.
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