Asking God for help – Prayer for September 16. Praise the Lord everybody! Even though the word tells us that we are “more than conquerors” in all things, sometimes circumstances make you wonder if you really are.
Bible Verse for Today
“And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.” (Joshua 10:10-12)
Have you ever found yourself going through something and you’re not getting the victory you expected over the situation, so you start fasting, praying and then crying out to God. After awhile you begin to think your prayers are not getting through and then God says to you what He basically said to Joshua “get up and handle your business, there’s sin in the camp!”
Let me say this, just because you may be going through a hard trial does not always mean there’s sin in your life, but it is always a good idea to search yourself.
All the praying and fasting in the world couldn’t help, Joshua had to get up and deal with the sin. Sins like drug abuse, adultery, stealing etc. are easy to identify but as was the case with Achan some are hidden away and not obvious to others and often justified in the eyes of the sinner.
Never stop asking God for help
You may have found yourself to have been disobedient on several occasions when you heard God speak and did not carryout what you were assigned to do. This is rebellion and Gods word says “rebellion” is as the sin of “witchcraft” and “stubbornness” is as “iniquity and idolatry”.
We must change, if we claim to know His voice then we must be obedient when He speaks. There is no justification for disobedience. Thanks be to God that we don’t have to do what Joshua had to do to Achan and his family. We just have purposed in our hearts to be obedient and ask God to help us with this. Never stop asking God for help. God bless you all.
Asking God for Help Prayer for Today
Father God, help us to always make sure there is no sin in our camps before we come to you in prayer and petition. Lord help us to realize that when you speak to us and we do not respond to your voice that is rebellion, and rebellion is a sin. Father God help us to rid ourselves of all sin in our lives so that we can come before you clean and holy unto you, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.