“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
When we pray, who does all the talking? Do we allow God to squeeze in a few words, or do we dominate our prayers with the focus on ourselves? It would be a wonderful thing if we would just be quiet, and give God an opportunity to speak. Give Him the territory He needs to open our hearts—to give us the victory. I am convinced that the reason why we don’t do that is because we are afraid that God might tell us, “No.” So we cry out, “Lord, I want to do this, this, and this. Basically, we’re just using God, hoping that he would listen and do what we want. God is looking for men and women who will listen to His voice and His word and not question, or doubt, but rather believe that He is going to bring about His will, because He said it. So my exhortation to everyone is that we need to learn how to pray. We need to pray fervently; we need to pray according to God’s Word; we need to pray expecting to see His answers; and we need to pray for God’s Spirit to change and direct our lives. And as we pray, we need to listen because He has all the answers.