Spirit Meat Daily Devotional 5-2-19
SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU ARE NOT PRAYING BUT ONLY COMPLAINING (3)
Text – MATTHEW 6:6-9
Today, we will consider the remaining behaviours that make you a complainer before God. 6. Using vain repetitions: Some people believe that unless they pray and repeat their prayers several times, they are not praying. That is not praying but complaining. I have heard some people praying by simply repeating, “Lord do it” for several minutes. You should do better. Our Lord Jesus specifically rebuked those who were involved in vain repetitions. 7. Praying the same matter over and over again: If you have genuinely prayed according to God’s word, you need to be assured that God has heard you and you begin to thank Him afterwards until the manifestation of your answer comes. 8. Trying to pester God to change His mind: Many people believe that if you don’t pester and disturb God, He won’t change His mind and give you what you are asking for. That is a very wrong mindset that was formed during the upbringing years of several people. If when you were young you had to pester your dad and disturb him up to the point that he gave you your request in order to get rid of you, that is what you will transfer into your relationship with God. That is how many people deal with God. They have the mentality that, “When I disturb God enough, He will give me what I want just to ‘get rid of me’.” No, that’s not praying. God doesn’t want that.
PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for complaining in Your presence. From today, I commit myself to approach you in faith and believe that You have answered me in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 21:22-23:13, Matthew 24:1-28, Psalm 29:1-11, Proverbs 7:6-23