Hello, I wanted to request prayer because I've been praying over a year now for God to help me develop a relationship with him to have a good life. However, during this time of prayer I would think God is leading me in this and then later be unsure if he is leading and become discouraged. I have burdens in my life that I find difficult to handle on my own and wanted God to give me a new life and guidance to deal with them, but I pray and it's like God is not giving clear confirmation that he is willing to work in my life. Now, I know from Bible that it is God's will that he gives us salvation, but eight years ago I had an encounter with God in which I discerned I'm a sinner and God's loved for me despite my sinfulness. This drew me to him, but I believe I grieved the spirit away from not giving up a pet sin for those few years after knowing of God's love. After this, I had thought I had possibly committed the unpardonable sin because my heart became numb from sinning so just like now, I sought after God; but as I mentioned it looks like God doesn't answer me and that has left me in despair and misery. So I would like that you petition with me for God to let me know that I'm able to have relationship with him for better life. I thank you much. NOTE: To see the response to this prayer, please go to the Pastor's Blog.
Ryan L - February 16, 2016