14. DO WHAT IS PLEASING IN GOD’S SIGHT FOR ANSWERS TO PRAYER
Are we doing that which is pleasing in God’s sight? We cannot expect answers to prayer if we are not. Put the inquiry to yourselves all round. Let each church member, especially, answer that question. Have you been doing, lately, that which you would like Jesus Christ to see? Is your household or- The Conditions of Power in Prayer Sermon #1103 www.spurgeongems.org Volume 19 8 8 ordered in such a way that it pleases God? Suppose Jesus Christ had visited your house this week, uninvited and unexpected—what would He have thought of that which He would have seen? “Oh,” says one, “I know so-and-so acts very inconsistently.” Sir, I pray you think of yourself! That is the point. Correct yourself. Unless the members of God’s church do that which is pleasing in His sight, they bar the door against prosperity—they prevent the prayers of the church from succeeding.
Who wishes to be the man that stands in the way of the prosperity of God’s church through inconsistency of conduct? Who would be so guilty? God forgive some of you. We could speak of some even weeping, for, alas, though they profess to be the followers of Christ, they are so inconsistent that they are not friends, but enemies of the cross of Christ. The next question is, do we dwell in God? The text says that if we keep His commandments, God dwells in us, and we in Him. Is that so? I mean, during the day do we think of God?
In our business are we still with God? A Christian is not to run unto God in the morning and again at night, and use Him as a shelter and a makeshift, as people do of an arch or a portico which they run under in a shower of rain. We are to dwell in God and live in Him from the rising of the sun until the going down thereof, making Him our daily meditation, and walking as in His sight, feeling evermore, “You God see me.”
How is it with you, dear friends! O let the question go from pew to pew and heart to heart, and mind—let each one answer for himself. Lastly, does the Spirit of God actuate us, or is it another spirit? Do we wait upon God and say, “Lord, let Your Spirit tell me what to say in this case, and what to do. Rule my judgment, subdue my passions, keep down my baser impulses and let Your Spirit guide me. Lord, be You to me better than myself. Be soul and life to me and in the triple kingdom of my spirit, soul, and body, good Lord, be You supreme Master that in every province of my nature Your law may be set up and Your will may be regarded”?
We would have a mighty church, if we were all, of this mind. But the mixed multitude, are with us, and the mixed multitude that came out of Egypt and these fall a-lusting. The mischief always begins with them. God save us as a church from losing His presence! The mixed multitude must be with us to try us, for the Lord has said, “Let both grow together till the harvest,” and if we try to root up the tares we should root up the wheat also—yet, at any rate, let us pray God to make the wheat be the stronger. One of two things always happens in a church. Either the wheat chokes the weeds or the weeds choke the wheat. God grant that the wheat may overtop the weeds in our case! God grant grace to His servants to be strong enough to overcome the evil which surrounds them, and having done all, to stand to the praise of the glory of His grace, who also has made us accepted in the Beloved.
This Article is by Peter Collins – In a sales career spanning more than 53 years, Peter Collins has focused on helping and bringing out the best in others – whether it involves training or mentoring salespeople, managers, business consulting to SME’s. Since the 1970’s Peter has built a reputation as a Nationally and Internationally Published author, and has 68 business books to his credit, but he is mainly known for one book based on the Audio Tape series of the same name, Over 50 Ways of Closing the Sale. Peter had his first book published in 1969 and now has over 133 books in all, including Business, Marketing, Sales, Free Publicity, Body Language, Music and over 30 Christian books to date. Peters books have sold over 2.5 Million copies of his books over 49 years. In his personal life, Peter has been sought after as an encourager and motivator that has given of his time and talents freely despite his busy schedule. Subsequently, he has assisted churches, pastors, community and charity groups, as well as individuals through his teaching, training, development and on-going mentoring.
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