Answers

This is not my blog for anything related to spirituality…

but then I’m writing it anyway!

It’s my blog, right?

🙂

Just yesterday, I heard the best sermon so far. It’s more of a teaching, though. Why our prayers are not answered. What hinders it:

  • unbelief
  • wrong motive
  • sin

Matthew 21:22 SEE

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If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Mark 11:24 SEE

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Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

James 1:6-7

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But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

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That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

James 4:3 SEE

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When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

John 9:31

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We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.

Psalm 66:18

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If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

Proverbs 28:9

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If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

I am so amazed.

The truth just overflows and overwhelms me with joy.

Made me think what applies to me, my life, my family’s.

Nothing is impossible to the Lord God Almighty. We just have to trust Him. Ask Him for his grace and mercy.

🙂

Jeremiah 16:17

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My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.

Hebrews 4:13

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Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Proverbs 5:21

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For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.

Psalm 33:13

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From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;

Psalm 11:4

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The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalm 102:19

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“The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,

..so watch what you do.

Nothing is hidden. Every little thing is seen – even the ones you thought is a secret. All words spoken are heard too.

He watches. He waits.

Psalm 53:2

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God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Proverbs 15:8

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The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

1 John 5:14

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This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Psalm 145:19

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He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

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What Options?

It’s already the 3rd month of the year.

NO marathon nor ultramarathon yet for me. It’s a bit uneasy and unbelievable given the fact that I have ran a BDM event since 2010.

Flash Back!

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a few meters to the finish line. a sprint for me…

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With THE Baldrunner

(see link below for the story, then)

2nd BDM 102k 2010

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1st BDM 160K 2011

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Part 1 2012 2nd BDM 160K

Part 2 2012 2nd BDM 160K

Going back to the present moment – here I am, wishing I could run another 1…well, 2 for a grandslam to be exact. It will not be an easy task but then I also think that it will not be difficult at all. I will prepare well – and that is just 1/3 of what is needed:

  1. Training Preparation
  2. Registration
  3. Logistics

No proper training and preparation – NO run.

No registration – No run.

No logistics, i.e., support car, crew, supplies – No run!

What else must be considered? The meat of the registration and logistics part – CASH!

I can train well and proper given a small area for training ground. But with no cash to spare for #2 & #3, i’d be reduced to an spectator and crew again. LOLS. Too sad a thought.

I’d rather not beg like I did before but I will just wait for someone to sponsor me. 😛

(praying that my sponsors from before will come back and sponsor me again)

(mind you, I really don’t mind begging from person to person if I have to) 🙂

Else, what options do I have?

I don’t even have the answer to that now.

Funny, yes.

Sad too.

Yeah, I got my mind for 2014 already – just a few days after the 5th BDM 102K have ended. Preparation is everything, you know.

It is indeed too early – but I can’t risk being too late.

(Shout-out to all my friends!)