“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives.” – James 4:3
Ever been disappointed or puzzled by the results (or lack thereof) of your prayers?
Maybe you’ve even wondered if God is really there. Or if He is, maybe He isn’t going to answer YOUR prayers.
I’ve got great news for you:
God is always faithful and His Word is 100% accurate every single time.
Psalm 33:4 reminds us; “For the word of the Lord is upright; and all His work is done in faithfulness.”
Most people pray. You’ll find little argument from people about the importance of prayer.
But the reality is, prayer can often be disappointing to us – meaning, we don’t always get the results we desire.
Why is that?
The Bible explains in the book of James, “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives.”
Prayer is not so much about asking God for what we want. It’s about discovering what He wants for us. When our prayers are meant to get to know God, to find strength and to do His will, they bring tremendous results – sometimes even supernatural results. This kind of praying is powerful because you get plugged into the ultimate power source – the God of the universe.
How is your prayer life? Is it fulfilling or disappointing? Remember to check your motives, for your heart is the key.
Why don’t you take a moment right now and talk with God, just for the purpose of seeking His will?
And don’t forget to be still and listen for His answer.
Written by Bryant Wright, Founder, RFTH