Ultimately, all prayer is for the glory of God. The best answer He can give to any prayer is whatever answer brings Him the most glory. -The Battle Plan for Prayer
Whats going on, my people? Its been a while since Ive talked to you. Laughed with you. Expressed my frustration with you! But alas, Im back to share some of the things Ive learned.
So, let get going.
Lets talk about the Mainline. The mainline that Jesus is on!
Yes, Honey! So, heres how it all started….
I’ve always wanted a space of my own in my house. Like a little craft room or office, but as of yet I havent been blessed with one…so I thought.
I decided I wanted to start going after my dreams; making things happen right where I am. It may not LOOK like I think it should, but God has given me ALL of my needs. Therefore, my dreams are at my fingertips.
I had previously made a conscious decision to get rid of ALOT of my clothes. I adapted the policy of:
1- Having only as many clothes as I NEED (not want)
I only have 4 pairs of jeans. Can you believe that?
2- only keeping clothes that I absolutely loved how they fit on me. If I only somewhat liked it, it had to go!
So anyway, I realized that the Lord blessed me with an amazing thing.
A WALK-IN CLOSET!!
I began to clean out my closet and give all my clothes away. With all the extra space I was able to create a corner for myself. *claps hands* I was so excited!
AND THEN GUESS WHAT HAPPENED!?
I saw the movie WARROOM! OH MAN!! It was like I was getting direct confirmation from God HIMSELF!! If you havent seen it, go see it.
I began to use this space for my devotional time with God, and adapted the A.C.T.S. policy in addition to my prayer journal.
Adoration- When I give this to God, I make sure that its legit. Meaning that I say things that I really mean. At first this was difficult because I didnt really know WHAT to say that would be what I really thought. So, I was real with myself and God. I only said things that I could really idenitfy with. Ex.- You created everything. You know how everything works. You are wiser than I am. Cheesy stuff like that.
Confession- This speaks for itself. Air all that dirty laundry to God that He already knows about.
Thanksgiving- I realized very quickly that there is MUCH to be thankful for. Im so blessed beyond measure!
Supplication- So this is when I start asking for stuff. By this time, I dont ask for what I initially thought Id ask for. Crazy, right.
I feel like this method really puts me in my place:
Adoration: Who God is.
Confession: Who I am.
Thanksgiving: What God has given.
Supplication: What did I “need” again?
Something else that I realized is that God wants to prove Himself to us. He want us to worship Him. Thats what He wants.
Heres the problem….
Do we want, what HE wants for us?
AND THAT BLEW MY MIND!
The key to answered prayer is to wholeheartedly desire what God wants for me.
Its that simple.
If we genuinely, in the purest of hearts, want what God wants, He will answer, and be worshiped.
Matthew 6:33- Seek ye first the kingdom of God and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and ALL these things will be added unto you.
John 14:13 Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
If the heart changes, the prayer changes!
My spiritual life has completely changed, guys!
But that’s another post.
And that my friends is….