My friends, greetings and I do hope that you have been staying prayed up. I cannot emphasize enough the power of prayer. You have to pray, pray, pray and pray believing that God has already answered your prayer. However, I must caution you that when you pray, your heart must be clean, your mind must be clear of all the day's garbage. You cannot be holding a grudge against someone and then expect God to hear your prayer; you cannot go to God in prayer while mad at someone or something. Clear your mind and ask for forgiveness. God forgives us instantly, so once our sins are forgiven, you proceed in prayer, pour out your heart to the Lord.
My friends, we have to be careful with what we put in our heart. Matthew warns us that people know us by our words and that if we want good fruit, we must make the tree good. In Matthew 12:33, it says,"...a tree is known by the kind of fruit it produces." Verse 34, "...The mouth speaks the things that are in the heart. Good people have good things in their hearts and so they say good things, but evil people have evil in their hearts, so they say evil things." (Matthew 12:33-36)
When we are living for God, our hearts must be clean. People will know us by the words we speak and the way we treat others. As disciples, we must bear good fruits otherwise it is not of God. My friends, we must speak the Word of God, we must study the Word and we must act on the Word. I pray that God will create in you a clean heart and that He will renew your Spirit.
Stay prayed up, stay steadfast in your walk with Christ, stay encouraged and you'll produce good fruit.
Peace and love,
Therese from Belize