Don't 'Fart and Pray'

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Isaiah 59:1-3 [New International Version (NIV)]

1. Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.
2. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

3. For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt.
Your lips have spoken falsely, and your tongue mutters wicked things.

Today, many Christians complain about not seeing any manifestation in their jobs, academics, marriage or spiritual life, some would even say God has left Nigeria. But as a Christian, if we have to go back to the Word of God, we will truly understand why we are lagging behind.

How does God work? 

Take the fish for example, the natural habitat for a fish is water, it doesn't require to be fed as long its dwells there. The minute you transfer a fish from its natural habitat to an aquarium or anything close it, you would agree with me another atmosphere has been created for it and it will need special attention from you.

The natural atmosphere for God to work is a holy ground. God is holy, those who are ready for his manifestation in their lives should not only stay away from sin but also hate it. It's rather sad we live in sin and go about speaking "shirababa", expecting to create an atmosphere for God to dwell.

When there is a zero appearance of God's manifestation in our lives, it gradually grows into frustration and this is where many of us miss it. Like Apostle Paul said, can we live in sin and expect grace to abound?

Another example to be cited is the story of Adam. To fully understand, read Genesis from chapter 1-3. Before God created Adam, He created an atmosphere for him. Adam had everything he wanted, dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air and every living thing on earht. 

When Adam sinned, he could no longer dwell in God's presence, He was riddled in another atmosphere. He never worked while he was in the garden of eden until he sinned; everything he needed was provided for him until he was moved to a cursed ground; an atmosphere where he had to struggle.

Majority struggle today because we have consciously or subconsciously shifted from the atmosphere where God's presence dwells.

How do you create an atmosphere for God to work?

1. You must not only stay away from sin, but also hate every bit of it.

2. Be faithful and  holy

3. Have a worship lifestyle

4. Continously have Godly desire.


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