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You may call it coincidence.

Today and yesterday, I assisted to a camp meeting. Yesterday, the preacher read the same passage I read to my children the night before. He talked about the same theme of a movie I saw the week before. And finally, he preached about the same thing, I have being praying that week.

The next day, I asked God about something.  And guess what?  The preacher preached about it.  And one of the scriptures I posted in my post was what he used that night.

Some other coincidence:

I keep forgetting things.  I misplace things, and then I can’t find them.  When I say, God, where is it?  Almost all the time, I immediately find them.  Or sometimes, I ask God to direct me where to look, and where my heart tells me to go, I go.  And almost all the time I find them.

Why not all the time?  This is a question for God that I would like to know.

Another coincidence:

When I was pregnant for the first time, I was scared.  I heard so many stories of pain and extreme labor that I couldn’t help not to be scared.

Well, I asked God to not let me see and suffer the pain of the delivery.  This did not make too much sense.  But the true is that, I had a natural delivery of a beautiful and perfectly healthy girl, while sleeping.

I did not see the birth of my first daughter.  I had no major pain, but everything went well.

Finding God, sometimes is a learning process.  It takes either belief or genuine sincerity.

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"When you pray, pray believing that you will receive."Sometimes, we pray for a while and nothing seems to happen. Nothing happens until one day.

That day when we decide to tell the Lord that we can’t take it a any longer. Sometimes even with tears, and we come and talk to him of what is deep in our hearts. We are willing to give up on something we were not willing to. We make promises. We are finally willing to accept whatever is the will of God. We feel that we release something.

I remember watching the Incredible Hull. It’s incredible how adrenaline is activated in the body on a crucial moment. But it does not happen to everyone. Probably the difference is faith. The one that gets it, does not leave any space for dough. He only does what he desires to do to save himself or someone he loves. Their minds seems to be saying I got a do it and they just do it.

Even to correct a child, you need to believe that he will obey you. The lack of faith make you a weak parent. Sometimes, it’s not faith but knowledge. If you don’t know that a baby will refuse the food and still eat it, you may stop your attempt to feed him. If you do not believe that you actually have the power over your young kid, he won’t believe it either.

  • When we pray, we need to want what we are asking for.
  • We need to have an undivided mind. Sometimes we want something and later, we do not.
  • We need to believe that it’s possible in our minds. Sometimes we pray and we can’t imagine as real what we are asking for.
  • If someone ask you, are going to receive your petition. You couldn’t sincerely answer yes. You will say, I do not know.
  • We need to be able to answer why the Lord will answer my pray.
  • There are many responses in the bible, our manual. If I am able to believe to a promise, probably I can be certain that He will answer my pray.
  • We need to pray according to the will of God.
  • We need to make peace with God. If there is anything in our lives that take us away from him, we need to give it up. We need to repent to be in harmony with him.

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It's wonderful to know that we were not left alone

God is as real as math. They just exists. They can be discovered, but never created.

I believe that is wrong to say, I believe, when I don’t.

This is Hippocratic and take away the opportunity for true believing.

This does not mean that the unbeliever is justified from their sins by accepting that he does not believe. No way. He just gets himself open for a real encounter with what is true.

It just means that the person is sincere. When we say that we believe and in our hearts we actually don’t, we do not become saved either. We are rather taking away our chances of finding the truth.

I remember this show about Atheists talking about how they became Atheist. I couldn’t believe that some of them in fact did not believe in the existence of God. I have to recognize that some of them actually don’t believe on the existence of a supreme power.

For many of us believers, this is a shock. God is so real to us that we can’t understand how a person has not sensitivity whatsoever in relation to the spiritual world.

But the true is that knowing what I know about Jesus. If I would not believe in God, I would make Jesus my God. If I would not even believe that Jesus ever existed, I would make the ideas of Jesus my way of living.

The reason for this is that the message of Jesus is so much deeper than what we can asimilate.

Because of his message of inner peace reflecting to the outside. The love that does not seek anything but to build and to heal by extreme compassion. A compassion that does does not see obstacles, but the amazing satisfaction of serving others. He teaches not only to forgive our enemies, but to love them and bless them, to pray for them. We all know, that this is humanly impossible. Only God can get us there.

His only mission is to bring “The kingdom of God” to human kind. This is a kingdom of love, joy, peace, hope, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control, complete freedom. A freedom where not only the body is free, but the soul. We are free to feel joy, to retain our peace even when everything goes wrong and a faith capable of changing any circumstance.

He brought a mission to his church, the mission to change the world through his words and by his example. He gave us a mission that needs to be delivered even when the price is our own lives. The reason why, it is because, there is a need, and we want to reach those in need. People needs the Lord.

This message is worth to live and die for.

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