Book: Proverbs 28
“God detest the prayers of a person who ignores the law.”
When we disobey God and continue to do the opposite of what He wants but we pray, we are actually insulting Him. Why should He listen to our prayers if we are unwilling to obey Him. The first chapter of Isaiah says in verses 15-20:
“When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims. Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. If you will only obey me, you will have plenty to eat. But if you turn away and refuse to listen, you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies. I, the LORD, have spoken!”
The good news is that God desires to hear our prayers. He also has made it possible, if we are willing to obey Him. If we are not willing to follow Him then we are not serving His Kingdom but rather trying to build our own kingdom. He provides absolutely everything we need, including the wisdom, laws, and love to fulfill our purpose in His Kingdom. Don’t ask Him if you are choosing to not be part of His Kingdom until you are ready to receive what He has for you and obey.
Take time to pray and tell God that you want to obey Him and be part of His Kingdom in every aspect of this day. Ask Him also, if there is anything He wants changed in your life that does not meet his laws. Then enjoy speaking and hearing from Him through out the day.