Proverbs 28:9 “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”
Disobedience has its consequences.
But to know that my prayers will not be heard is motivation enough to want to get right. For most of us, the motivation isn’t enough. Getting to the root of why we stray would seem the path to explore.
At its core, we will do what we want. It is changing my desires to match God’s that becomes the real project.
Psalm 37:3-5 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Trust, delight, and commit. These are a recipe for changing our desires. When God states that He will give us the desires of our heart, it does not mean that whatever I want He will give. It means that He will change my desires to match His.
For most of us, the first thing to decline is our prayer life.
Just a short challenge for your weekend – let us get back to being a praying people. Not just throwing up requests to God and waiting for Him to answer, but getting back to prayer being a two-way conversation where we talk and He listens and then He talks and we listen.
Not should we have a two-way conversation, but also chronicle the answers to our prayers. When we are able to gather evidence of answered prayer, it is another motivator to want to pray again and persevere in prayer.
The world needs to see that God is real. What better way than to prove Him through answered prayer?