Thursday, May 8, 2014

Unanswered Prayers



"Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers" -Garth Brooks

I have been toying with the idea of writing this, but I've been really unsure how to discuss this situation. I don't want anyone to assume that I make a habit of restricting God by putting him into some clearly defined box.

My question today: does God hear the prayers of the unsaved?

Before you start saying that I am limiting what God can and cannot do, please just let me explain. I never asked if he could, I said does he?

I read a statement the other day that basically said something to the effect of "I in no way shape or form live my life for Jesus, but I know he will answer my prayers".

I am having a difficult time trying to understand this concept.

Why would someone I have no relationship with care to answer my requests?

I feel as if it is extremely bold and presumptuous to assume, that simply because God is all knowing and all powerful that your prayers will be heard and answered.

Hebrews 10:19-21 So, friends, we can now—without hesitation—walk right up to God, into “the Holy Place.” Jesus has cleared the way by the blood of his sacrifice, acting as our priest before God. The “curtain” into God’s presence is his body.


So what does that mean? If Jesus cleared the way to God by the blood of his sacrifice, do we not have to first accept his sacrifice to have access to the power of God?

It seems awfully, dare I say, hypocritical to believe that God will answer you, while living a life that isn't pleasing to him.

Sin separates us from God. Jesus, gave us access to God through his sacrifice. 


I may not live for Jesus, but I believe in him. That should count for something.

James 219 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder


Does God hear you if you aren't living your life wholly and acceptable unto Him? Possibly. I am not really trying to start a debate, but rather inspire change. 

Whoever calls on Gods name shall be saved. Period, end of story.

I guess I want opinions. Not to argue or say I am right or wrong.

Does God hear the prayers of the unsaved? Maybe, that's really not my place to say I don't suppose. 

I guess my whole point in this blog is to challenge people to more. To be better and do better and actually live for God, accept the sacrifice that grants you access to Him and stop using God like a sugar daddy.











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