1 Peter 3:12 “The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and His ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns His face against those who do evil.” ~NLT
My youngest sister works hard. He does a lot for those who cannot do for themselves. If she were ever to call on me, I’d be there for her. If she ever needed anything from me, she would have it. Because I know her heart, I would not hesitate. This is the way God looks at those of us who live righteous. “His ears are open to their prayers…” because they live righteous lives.
Now, this is not saying God doesn’t answer everyone’s prayers. It is simply saying that those who live righteous just may have the wisdom, strength and received enough guidance from on High to attain, maintain and distribute the blessings of that answered prayer.
Others may have to wait on the blessing as they endure and learn through the trial they are going through. To understand where I am going with this, let’s break down the word ‘evil’. When we hear this term, we think about bad things. We may think about bad things that are done in this world. Hurting others, stealing from others or being deceptive toward one another. Some of us can easily convivence ourselves that we do not do any of that.
But let’s look at ‘evil’ as an entity. This enemy has an agenda, and it is against the cause of Christ. So, as we take another perspective on our walk in this life, let’s ask ourselves some questions. “Do I spend time every day in God’s Word?” “Do I spend time with the family He has blessed me with?” “Do I give my money, time and talent to the needs of the church built inside me by Jesus Christ when He went to the cross for me?”
If the answer to any of those questions is ‘no’, then we must consider that we are working under the agenda of the enemy and that falls under the ‘evil’ umbrella. Those questions are a few of many that define who God created us to be. It is the plan He designed for us in order to fellowship, raise our children and bless others who may not be in strong areas in their life. To fall short on any of these basic questions is leaving room for the enemy to work, and we must not let that happen.
“The Lord turns His face…” because He cannot be a part of anything under the ‘evil’ umbrella. So let us move into righteousness. Ask God today to give us the strength, determination, and wisdom to endure and walk in the victory that has already been attained by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Walk in victory so that when we pray for the tools we need to do God’s work here on earth, He will answer and bless us with just what we need to make it happen. In Jesus name I pray this victory walk on you today. May God continue to bless and keep you in His unchanging hands.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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