Honoring God in our Prayer Life
This weeks blog is the second of a 4 part series on Honoring God our lives.
First and foremost I need to make it very clear I do not have a perfect prayer life and while I do pray daily I fall short daily too. I am slowly but surely moving towards a prayer life that honors God.
Yesterday on the Faithfully Following Ministries blog In God’s Presence I was honored to share about a time I did not have the courage to pray in a way that honored God. My prayers we not really prayers at all-they were pleas for God to resolve my problems with my solutions.
“Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness. May God’s grace be with you all.” 1 Timothy 6:21 NLT
God’s grace was with me despite my manipulative ways that did not honor God and it was sheer foolishness to think I could manipulate God to fulfill my prayer with my answer. I had no clue that the plans God had for me were so much better than what I could ever have imagined.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8 NLT
It wasn’t until I let go of control and courageously trusted God, with our needs, that my prayers honored God.
Honoring God in our prayer life begins with praising Him for who he is-the great I AM
Honoring God in our prayer life acknowledges who provides our needs daily.
Honoring God in our prayer life begins with humbling ourselves before Him confessing our sins and asking for forgiveness and gives us the courage to forgive the wrongs of others against us, in the same way he has forgiven us.
Honoring God in our prayer life gives us the strength to fight temptation.
1 Corinthians 10:13
Honoring God in our prayer life trusts He knows his plans for us, that those plans are for good and not evil and a hope for the future…our plans usually fall way short of God’s plans for our lives.
In the blog yesterday I shared how I finally let go of my expectations and solutions and simply prayed scripture over the situation. Once I learned the lesson that there is a God and it wasn’t me God answered my prayer in a way I could not have possibly imagined.
Honoring God in our prayer life trusts God with all our hearts, acknowledges his ways are much better than ours and that he will always lead us towards good and not evil.
Honoring God in our prayer life means confess our sins to each others and we hold each other up in prayer.
Honoring God in our prayer life means less of us and more of Him!!
In what ways do you honor God in your prayer life?