January 12, 2010

Who can pray?
Anyone can pray, but only those who walk in faith and obedience to Christ can expect answers to their prayers. Contact with God begins when we receive Jesus into our lives as Savior and Lord (John 14:6). Praying with a clean heart is also vital to successful prayer. We cannot expect God to answer our prayers if there is any unconfessed sin in our life or if we are harboring an unforgiving spirit (Psalm 66:18; Mark 11:25). For God to answer our prayers, we must have a believing heart and ask according to His will (Matthew 9:29; 21:22; 1 John 5:14,15).

I read this today in my workbook for our Transformation 2010 21-day fasting and prayer. It really spoke to me so I wanted to share to whoever may be reading my blog these days. May God reveal to all of us if we any unconfessed sin in our lives or if we are harboring an unforgiving spirit. I pray that there isn't anything that is keeping us out of the will of God or keeping Him from answering our prayers.

I am trying to spend less time on the internet. I have done well so far. I even read the story of David and Goliath to Corgan and Keelan today. It felt good to read the Word with my kids. I plan to make that a habit. Now to search for a Bible version they will understand and listen to. I read out of my New King James Version today and I think it was a little confusing to him. Is there a version that you recommend when reading to kids? My kids are 2 1/2 and 5 months old.

It's time for our household to get more organized and on a schedule. I need it for my sanity. :) That is something I'm going to meditate on and pray for during this 21-day fast. Praying you all have a wonderful day. God bless!

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