‘Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience.’ Hebrews 10:22
I have been going through a wonderful book called, The Battle Plan for Prayer, by Stephen and Alex Kendrick makers of the movie War Room. You probably already guessed that it’s about prayer. Well today’s reading was very good.
It was talking about lofty prayers, but no submission. When we hide behind prayer because we don’t want to act in obedience. God keeps telling us to do things but we just keep ‘praying about it’ and don’t take any steps of action. This is quoted from the book.
“A lifestyle of obedience- while not a condition that earns salvation- is a major key to answered prayer. If you have a child who listens and obeys you, and another who ignores you and rebels, to which child are you more likely to give what they request? Why should anyone call Jesus “Lord, Lord” if they’re not serious about doing what He says?”
When God shows us what He wants us to do instead of ‘praying about it’ lets take action! Let’s glorify Him in obedience. It sounds weird that He would want you to stop praying to do something. But what He wants is action. Your tasks are piling up. Is there something you’ve been putting off? Forgiving someone you’ve been trying not to think about? Keeping a promise you’ve been hoping they would forget? Sometimes our prayer requests are waiting for us to just do something. Is there anything God has already told you to do that you’ve yet to obey? Then why not start today?
Pray and obey. Obey and pray. Put those two together and you’ve got a powerful weapon!