|©11/17/2001 Jim Welch
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God is alive
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Bring everything to God in prayer seeking His guidance and help in all that you do.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Pray without ceasing and seek for God's wisdom and understanding with all your might.
17 Pray without ceasing.
Jesus said, "My House is a house of prayer."
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [shall be] accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
In all pagan religions where men worship idols; worship consists of making offerings on alters to their gods without any attempt to communicate with their god.
Since their gods are non existent and do not live any attempt to communicate with them would be futile.
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
The only God you can communicate with is a living God; and the only Living God is God.
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Prayer is communicating with God directly and in person.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.
Jesus said, "When you pray, get alone in secret with God and pray."
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
The main difference between pagans and Christians is pagans worship and Christians pray.
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
3 I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
God is alive.
10 But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.