Prayer is such a deep topic that has so many important components it could never be summarized in a single post.
For now I want to talk specifically about when a believer prays assuming that you are praying for things related to God’s will for your life.
I have found with a lot of people (including myself) that we think we’re dotting all the I’s and crossing all the T’s but still don’t see the manifestation of what it is we’re praying for.
God is in the details folks. Even the details that we take for granted. People pray for financial blessings but still haven’t mastered properly budgeting their household finances. People pray for an increase in business but their paperwork isn’t in proper order. People pray for a spouse but they’re still going back and fourth with an ex. People pray to own a business but don’t know how to be a good employee. People pray for an advanced position but still don’t know how to manage their emotions.
God is not going to give you anything that’s going to kill you or make Him look bad. Often times the delay in the manifestation falls on us not being properly prepared and positioned. So before you allow yourself to give up in frustration, start praying for God to prepare you and position you for exactly what it is you’re asking for. On your end, start preparing for what you’re praying for. We are responsible to do the possible and God is willing and able to do all that which is considered impossible by human reasoning and intellect.
It’s time for you all (whatever your denomination) to cut the crap. Your job is to spread the good news of the gospel, not point fingers at other believers. Once people believe in Christ, your job is done and the rest is between that person and God. Keep it moving because there is a whole lot of people sick, dying, and suffering that you need to reach and the sanctification process, is just that. A process that is not dictated by your personal time table. A lot of you are chasing people away from God because of your behavior and you will be held accountable for it. How about you let God do His job and you do the one you were called to do? Let’s try that…
If you were making a recipe and tripled the salt, what would your food taste like? Salt right? If there’s too much salt it’s going to taste like salt. Same is going to happen if you put too much of any other ingredient, what’s going to manifest in the flavor is what you put in it. Same goes for believers. If you feed yourself the Word of God, it’s going to manifest in all the parts of your being (your walk, your talk, your mindset, your behavior etc). It’s also going to work like the analogy of too much salt in a recipe…. Let me explain, you can feed yourself a few scriptures but exactly what you’ve been feeding yourself more of is going to manifest. If you are feeding yourself the correct amounts of God and taking in the least amount of processed garbage the world offers then everything about your life will start to reflect the character of God and if His character is not manifesting in multiple areas of your life (where there is a visible transformation) it’s time to adjust your ingredients.
“Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ” When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, “Hear and understand: Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.””
Matthew 15:7-11 NKJV