Men lie to cover up their shameful actions or to escape being punished for their wrong doing. You may cover your lies so that no man may know but you cannot hide it from God. The Word of God says all unrepentant liars shall not escape punishment in hell fire. It is the the truth and not lies that makes a man free. No matter how severe or threatening the consequence of your action may be, always speak the truth.
You may be doing a righteous work in the house of God without heart perfection or holiness. But without holiness no man shall see the Lord. Although Asa could not remove the high places which was part of his assignment, he worked with a perfect heart. God is more concerned about the life or walk of his children than their work. In summary, life is better than ministry.
Jesus the Son of man is also the Word of God. Therefore, it is the Word of God the Father, spoken or revealed by Jesus the Son of man that enables, provokes and empowers a man to be drawn to Jesus Christ. However, after being drawn to Jesus by the spoken Word of God, men must choose to either accept or reject Him. It is only believers in Jesus that will experience resurrection unto eternal life.
Despite the great storm of wind that arose against the Lord and His disciples, they eventually crossed over to the other side of the sea. Although troubled by fear, the disciples realised that they were not alone, and cried unto the Lord for His intervention. Until the disciples prayed the Lord did not rebuke the wind. The Lord did not force Himself on His disciples to help them: they had to pray unto Him.
The Lord saved the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage that he might bring them into the promised land of Canaan. It was never in God's plan for them to be wasted in the wilderness. Unfortunately, due to the sins of unbelief and murmuring among the people, almost all the adult members of the congregation that left Egypt perished in the wilderness. Though the giants were on their way to hinder them, Joshua and Caleb simply trusted in the ability of God, and were brought into Canaan.