Isaiah 58:9 (AMP) 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking,
Many of us pray and many of us don’t pray. What we do not realize is the words we say when we are not praying may impact our prayers. Sometimes we complain about the very reason our prayer is not getting answered rather than talking about the great miracle we are expecting from God. This is a really tough thing to overcome. I tend to be more on the complaining side then the waiting with faith side. I want to change and I know I need to change, but gosh, change is hard.
Our words have so, so much power. When we want our prayers answered there are things we can do to make our prayers more effective. We can ask God to help us deal with the words of our mouth. There are things to do with our mouth and things not to do. One thing we can do is ask God to make us aware of the words we are speaking and how it can impede our spiritual growth.
Many times we find ourselves complaining about anything and everything. We can find the negative in the best situation, which is really silly when you think about it. There are things we can be giving thanks about and we still tend to find a single thing to complain about in an almost perfect situation. We are good at murmuring and complaining. We can even say things under our breath, or in a joking way – that is showing a condition of our heart. This is an extremely difficult area for most of us – myself included.
When we complain about where we are, we may just remain in that situation a little longer. However, if we give praise and are thankful where we are at, we may not be in the situation as long. And even if we are, we won’t be so unhappy in the middle of it because we have chosen to have a good attitude regardless of our situation.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen