Today, we will conclude on the consequences of complaining in the place of prayer.
8. Complaining will fertilize the problem.
God doesn't want you to fertilize your problems. Complaints serve as fertilizer for the problems in the lives of people that complain, while thanksgiving is the fertilizer for answers to problems in the lives of others that do it. When you have prayed, then begin to thank God.
My goal in this month’s Spirit Meat is to help you discover the principles that govern prayers that get answered by God. God doesn’t answer all kinds of prayer; if you will receive answers to your prayer, you need to heed these truths. There's a difference between mere prayer and answered prayers. We want to see the laws that govern answered prayers because according to 1 John 5:14, if God can hear your prayer, He has answered that prayer. You don't need any further proof that your prayer is answered other than the proof that God has heard it and the only way that you can know God has heard it is if you prayed according to the will of God.
What you need is the fertilizer that leads to answered prayers. Be diligent to ensure that every time you pray to God, you are not involved in describing your problem to God, repeating what the devil has said to God in prayer, presenting your opinions to God or wondering why God has not yet answered. In addition to these: avoid praying generalized prayer, don’t use vain repetitions, don’t pray the same matter over and over again and avoid pestering God to change His mind. Align your prayer to His will.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank You for revealing Your mind to me on prayer. I refuse to be a complainer in the name of Jesus. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 32:1-33:23, Matthew 26:69-27:14, Psalm 33:1-11, Proverbs 8:33-36