Sometimes God gives us instructions, and we say “Yeah, I really need to do that. I need to get that done. I know, Lord, that I need to talk to that person, pray for them, forgive them. Remind me to get on that in the morning. Good night. Oh yeah, I almost forgot what I was going to ask. Can you help me get stuff done around the house? I am really behind on that – oh, and I could use some help in a lot of other areas too. Thanks for listening.” Oops.
I think that kind of prayer is missing something – obedience. We can’t expect God to answer our prayers if we are not doing what we know He’s already told us to do – pray, forgive, speak, be quiet, sing, whatever the Spirit has impressed on our hearts.
God is generous to listen to us, His children. Sometimes we need to be a little quicker to listen to Him. (Does anybody else find this writing to be as convicting as I do?) Lord, have mercy.
Until next time,
(Now what was it God was asking me to do? I know it was something.)