Friday, December 12, 2014 4:51 AM

Praying For Signs

Friday, December 12, 2014 4:51 AM
Friday, December 12, 2014 4:51 AM

Here is a prayer heard often in the Christian world; “Lord open the doors that you would have me go through and close the door that you would not have me to go through”. Dr. Fruchtenbaum has what I think is a good quote on this prayer.

“If you are confronted with a decision, do not pray for signs, do not pray for opened or closed doors, and do not pray for these kinds of specific manifestations which God, for the most part, chooses not to give anymore. We are admonished to make the choice on the basis of divine wisdom. Do not pray for specific signs, but do pray for wisdom in making the proper choice.”[1]

When a Christian is faced with two choices, God can and will bless both, if both are sought by prayer and both are of equal Christian value. A person does not have to choose between Seminary and Law school. God needs pastors and God needs Christian lawyers. Christians must remember that God says that he will go with us. Both Christ and the Holy Spirit abide with and in us.

Romans8.31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

 God does appoint our steps and He will anoint certain things over others in a Christian’s life.

Prov6.9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

God wants us to pray for guidance in all things great and small.

Prov16.3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

[1] Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (1983). Vol. 144: The Messianic Bible Study Collection (15). Tustin, Calif.: Ariel Ministries.

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