Surging in Prayer BUT Losing in Answers?
If one-tenth of one per cent of the prayers made in any American city on any Sabbath day were answered, the world would see its greatest revival come with the speed of light. We seem to have gotten used to prayers that produce nothing. God still hears prayer and all the promises are still good, yet we go on at a pretty dying rate. Can someone tell us the answer?
The first work of revealed truth is to secure an unconditional surrender of the sinner to the will of God. Until this has been accomplished, nothing really lasting has been done at all. The reader may admire the rich imagery of the Bible, its bold figures and impassioned flights of eloquence; he may enjoy its tender musical passages, and revel in its strong homely wisdom; but until he has submitted to its full authority over his life, he has secured no good from it yet. ~ A. W. Tozer
Could a significant problem to unanswered prayer become the ignorant compromise of a disciple and not the ignorance of heaven?
We seek Heaven's surrender to us while we have kept ours from Heaven.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. (1 Peter 3:7)
Puppies are far more innocent in surrendering to a master than our souls are.
Maybe, just maybe - a prayer's largest hindrance are the weeds upon our seeds?
I wonder if God will multiply seeds if it also means He'll multiply our weeds?
Are not our prayers first molded by shape of the heart?
Sins cherished, un-surrendered in the heart are weeds upon any soul's faith-filled intentions.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Be not hot in prayer and cold in praise. ~ anon
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