Gary said that he trusted God completely. He said that he prayed to God with full confidence in God. However, Gary’s prayers often were prayers of desperation and panic, rather than prayers of expectancy. Moreover, Gary’s prayers showed great anxiety and were filled with “but,” “if only,” “why don’t you.” It’s as if Gary was telling God what to do and how to do it. “Gary, are you listening to your prayers?” They’re not matching your talk.”
It’s amazing what you will learn by listening to your prayers. If your prayers are real, they are a window into how much you trust God to work all things for good in your life; how much you trust God to lead you in the right way; how much you have surrendered yourself to God’s leading.
Listening to your prayers will also tell you whether or not you expect God to give you good things by the world’s standards, or good things by God’s standards. The former feed your pride and ego. The latter bring God glory. Now, they may intersect, but they are certainly not the same. One is on self-fulfillment, the other is on pleasing God
Try listening to your prayers. What is the real you in relation to God that they reveal?
Experience God more fully through honest, surrendered, heart praying and live with greater clarity and peace.
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