Sin is not what's making God not to answer your petitions.
Often times many people think the reason why they have not received answer to the prayers or petition is because of their numerous sins.
They feel God is not answering them because their sins are to much. Some have even stop going to church because of the sin they committed.
If you are in this category you have been doing the wrong thing. The Bible says it is not the will of God for any soul to perish but for everyone to come to repentance.
On this article the Holy spirit shall open eyes to divine secrets.
I don't want to say much about sin and repentance on this article but I will surely do that in my next article so stay tune.
Let's continue :
Sin can hinder answer to your prayers no doubt, but most of the time it is not sin that is making God not to grant you your heart desires. IT IS YOU, IT IS YOUR MOTIVES.
When it comes to request, prayer or petition mind your motives. Why are you asking God for that thing, why are you praying for God to bless you or to give you a car, what is your reason.
Your reason determine if God will answer your prayer or not.
Eithe you are a Christian or not, if your motive is wrong at the altar of prayer you cannot get your answer.
If the reason why you are asking God for a new car or a job is to impress or oppress, God will not answer you.
If the reason why you are asking God for a house or money or wife or children etc is to glorify yourself, or to satisfy your flesh, my dear no matter who is praying for you, God will not answer that prayer and you get frustrated. (God forbid)
Let your reason/motive be that you want to use that thing you are asking for to glorify God and to help others: then you will receive your answer speedily.
Carry God along in your request.
E.g: (1)God give me this new car so that I can be using it to bering people living around me to church whenever I am coming to church.
(1)God give a miracle job so I can have to give to finance the gospel and to give to others.
Listen to this even if unbeliever do this he or she will receive answer from God because God is not a respecter of any man.
God speaks everyday, a day you listen is your day.
Read this Bible verse for more understanding.
King James Version: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Amplified Bible: [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.
English Standard: You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Japanese Bible version: 求めても与えられないのは、快楽のために使おうとして、悪い求め方をするからだ。
New Living Translation: And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
New American Standard Bible: You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Korean Bible verse: 구하여도 받지 못함은 정욕으로 쓰려고 잘못 구함이니라
Your motives has been the one limiting you on the altar of prayer change your motive.
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