Spirit Meat Daily Devotional 1-2-19
A CALL TO EFFECTIVE PRAYER (1)
Spirit Meat Text – MATTHEW 6:5-8
This year holds many things in the womb of the Holy Spirit and it is important to revisit your effectiveness in the place of prayer. Prayer is a very common, yet misunderstood subject. A man of God once said that to know how to pray is more important than having a university degree; while he was not disparaging higher education, he was calling the children of God to the realization of their power with God. Prayer is something almost everybody does. While most people want their prayers answered, most Christians don’t know whether their prayers have been answered and many don’t even care. I believe that the Holy Spirit wants me to deal with the subject of prayer this month. Many believers don’t know that some prayers are not answerable. Regardless of how much you shout or shake your head, if you are praying against the laws established by God, your prayers will go unanswered. From a biblical point of view, many believers are complaining instead of praying effectively. Complaining is something unwelcomed in heaven. There’s no complaint bureau in the presence of God but our heavenly Father is concerned about His children and He is willing to answer their prayers. I believe God that as we go through the different matters that lead to effective prayer, you will get answers to questions you may have had about prayer and that your prayer life will never be the same.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from folly in the place of prayer. Show me where I may be missing it in prayer this month in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 13:17-15:18, Matthew 21:23-46, Psalm 26:1-12, Proverbs 6:16-19