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I pray, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, those pleasant mountains, and Lebanon.  But the Lord was angry with me on your account and would not listen to me, and the Lord said to me, ‘Enough of that! Speak no more to me of this matter. Deuteronomy 3: 25-26.

We all share this experience of Moses’ from time to time. He had worked so hard to take God's people into the Promised Land but because of His sin, the Lord refused Him entrance. God's position was firm. No matter how badly Moses wanted to be relieved of the consequences of his sin, God would not change His mind. We get it. Sometimes, no matter how hard we pray for relief from the results of our behavior, God remains unrelenting. Does this position negate God's promise to answer our prayers? Not at all. It is true that God will not honor requests contrary to His perfect will. There's a reason for that. Sin will eventually cause pain. It is a certainty. Painful consequences can be beneficial. They serve to teach us and others about the negative nature of wandering from God's perfect plan for us. They help us mature as Christians and remind us that the things of this world --- including the painful consequences of sin---are temporary. We remain hopeful in view of eternity. Moses only glimpsed the Promised Land from the top of Mount Pisgah. However, he eventually stood, in glorified state, with Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration. 

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for Rose and her family to be united after their Thanksgiving together. Pray her husband will realize how blessed he is by his wife and children and decide to live out the Lord’s perfect will for his life.

  • Please pray for Derek and his wife. Their marriage is in jeopardy and they need God’s guidance.

  • Please pray that Suzanne and Sondra will be blessed by a deeper knowledge of God’s great love and a closer relationship with Jesus.

  • Please pray for Chris, Amy and the girls to grow in their awareness of Jesus. Pray that they will pursue God’s will with their whole hearts and that they will be a great blessing to the people of the Kingdom.

  • Please pray that Bobby will not relapse. Pray that God shows those who care for him exactly how to pray for him.

  • Pray for Azela, Cameron and their family to be filled with the Holy Spirit in such a dramatic way that He leads and guides their every step.