James 4:2,3 – Sometimes we do not receive because we do not ask. On the other hand, God will not answer selfish requests for things we do not need.
Most of us religious people of this generation,our prayers are just as wishes
What we do is we think we are praying
But what we are actually doing is making wishes to God
Telling and asking Him what we wish for
But we are not like that
That is not how God wants us to relate with Him
Prayers are not meant to be that way
You pray and you say Amen,may it be done
But all that you just said were all wishes
Things that you are not sure can be true,cannot actually fit in your life
But you have heard about Jesus
That He is the Lord of impossibilities
That He is able to make miracles
Yes He does!
But His miracles are as well dependent on you
What you do afterwards
Not only the faith but the effort you put in it
You see inasmuch as many of us go to Christ empty handed
We also confront Him without a plan of action
We have heard that Jesus is a wonderful listener
So we just close our eyes,call on Him
And then we give him a long list of things we want to have
We believe that our faith is so much deep
That we can command anything out of nothing
Yes that is possible!
Our God is the Lord of all possibilities
But what I want you to know is that trusting God alone is not enough
Just leaving everything to God and doing nothing is not enough
You see,God made it known to us
That He is going to help us if we are willing to help ourselves
That the help is only going to reach us only if we are moving towards it
You cannot tell God you want to be good in Math when you do not study Math
That you want a partner when you still have that rude attitude and you do not relate well
That you want to get through with college but you are afraid of taking tests
You see, you should not pray for something you are not prepared to receive
Something you are not ready for,something you cannot handle
You see if we pray to Jesus,our prayers are heard and made to come true
But we just do not see it
Because we have not made room for it
We have not placed ourselves in a position to catch our miracles from God
God will not give you what is above you
We need to put a stop to our wishful prayers
We need to start praying for the right things
Things we need and not things we wish we had
We need to stop praying for things we think we kinda want
We must pray for what we need badly!
Things that are not going to lead us astray from our God.
God gives, not necessarily what we want, but what is best for everyone involved.