Do your prayers please God?
Prayers that please God are prayers that are based on transforming faith.
Do you pray with transforming faith?
It’s faith that confidently knows “God exists and that he rewards those who diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
These two truths must be the core foundation of every prayer we pray.
To begin with, our prayers must be based on the fact that God is God. He is everything his word describes him to be.
He is all-knowing, all-powerful and all-loving.
The book of Hebrews describes him as an all-consuming fire.
Our God never fails. He’s never late in how he works. And he is never short of what is needed. There is no such thing as lack with our God.
What is impossible to us is not even a thought to him.
And he rewards his people when they diligently seek him.
God does not demand perfection but he does require full surrender.
We cannot give God half-hearted love and devotion and think that’s acceptable. It’s not.
To diligently seek God means just that. It means to look for him, intently. The word diligent comes from the Latin word meaning “to value highly.”
God told the prophet Jeremiah “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
Diligently seeking God means not just wanting to know him more, but taking whatever steps are needed to achieve that goal.
Along with placing high value on our relationship with God we must also be confident in knowing that God will reward us.
He will hear us when we pray, not only paying attention to our requests but also answering us in whatever ways he deems best.
No words can describe the rewards we receive when we are in right relationship with him and base our lives on this faith.
He not only hears our every prayer but works in our lives in ways that scripture teaches are beyond anything we could ask or even imagine.
This, I believe, is the description of faith as God sees it.
And without faith, the bible says it’s impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6)
Oh, how our lives would be blessed if we would only pray with this transforming faith!