Devotional for Day 10 – September 10, 2013
Carol Stubbs, Tweed Heads, Australia
How can you get God to listen to you?
Have you ever thought your prayers didn’t make it through the roof, let alone to the throne room of God? Our heavenly Father longs to hear us pour our heart out to Him.
“We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God and does His will, God listens to him.” (John 9:31 ESV)
How do we worship? Every moment of our life is worship to God; all that we say, all that we do, all that we think. Let our conversations be honoring to God. Serving those in need is worshipping God. Taking control of our thoughts is obeying God. Step up and step out, aware of the Holy Spirit’s presence, power and protection. Walk in the confidence of the One who lights our path, Who loves us and lives in us. How do we do His will? Do what is right? Think good thoughts? We must love God with all our heart, all our emotions and all our will. We love God by obeying Him. The Bible gives us some simple instructions: to respect our parents and elders; live in unity with our brothers; love our neighbors and obey God by sharing the gospel with them. If we are honest, many of us have hurdles to overcome right here. Are all our relationships good with our family, friends and neighbors? If not, worship God by doing something about it today. Are we looking for opportunities to share the gospel? Is Jesus such a part of our life that we can’t stop talking about Him?
Pray this Prayer:
Father, forgive me for failing to obey You. Speak to me and show me where I need to change Thank You for my family, my friends and my neighbors. I want to love them as you love them and serve them in an attitude of worship to You.
I present my body as a living sacrifice, aware that it is holy and acceptable to you, because of all that Jesus accomplished on the cross for me. I step up and step out into the world today willing to do Your will and know that I am empowered by Your Holy Spirit. I give You all praise and honor, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Continue in prayer using the 4 prayer points as the Lord leads you.
1. Pray for a worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit for revival and transformation of the nations of the world.
2. Pray for the lost to find Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
3. Pray for a multiplication of prayer, praise and worship to God across the world as never before, to bring great glory to God.
4. Pray for the ReFRESH conferences, Sherwood and our part in seeking revival in our country and the nations.