Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement to keep me in my Word and writing the blogs. I pray that you are all spiritually blessed by the Lord Jesus Christ!
(1 Chronicles 5:20), They were helped in fighting them, and God handed the Hagrites and all their allies over to them, because they cried out to him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted in Him.
I want you to focus on the last part of that scripture: (He answered their prayers, because they trusted in Him. A lot of people think that they don't know how to pray. This is a misconception that the devil is placing in your mind. It doesn't matter if you don't pray like the deacons, pastors, or prayer warriors at your church. What matters to the Lord is that you pray with all sincerity and with your heart. God is not impressed by big words. He doesn't care if you are not praying like someone else. If fact, if you are praying to the Lord with your heart, you can't possibly pray like someone else. You have to trust in the Lord with your prayers. I would rather tell God all my secrets rather than man.
Prayer should not be an exercise, it is the life of the saints of the Lord. It is coming into perfect fellowship and oneness with the Lord. How do you come into perfect fellowship and oneness with God? By giving Him your time. It is not the words themselves by the heart behind them. King David, a man after God's own heart trusted the Lord with all his thoughts and feelings, including unhealthy ones. Prayer is a lifelong, no-holds-barred conversation wit a God we increasingly learn to trust. What I mean by telling the Lord even your unhealthy prayers, is that you have to go to God with even the bad thoughts that you have. He already knows them. There may be times where you have to forgive someone but you just can't seem to get there. You can trust God and tell Him, Lord, I know that I should forgive him/her but I am having trouble in doing so, please help me Lord so that I can forgive them.
Trust God with your private thoughts and He will answer your prayers. God enjoys any type of communication with us, because He loves each of us. You cannot love someone that you don't communicate with on a daily basis. You have to have self-discipline when it comes to having a daily life of prayer. You have to desire it with your heart. If you give the Lord some time, He will give you the desires of your heart. PRAISE GOD! AMEN!
We are going to go through a couple of series this week on "Developing a Prayer Life". I pray that you are blessed by the messages and that you trust God with all your heart and He will answer your prayers.