If you dare to listen to what people say when they pray, you will hear unprintable things. The following behaviours will position you as a complainer in the presence of God:
1. Describing the problem to God: If you find yourself describing the problem you are going through to God, you are not praying, you are simply complaining.
2. Repeating what the devil has said in prayer: May be the devil has told you that the pain in your body is cancer; don’t utter it to God in prayer. Praying includes listening to the Holy Spirit and not listening to the devil. Praying is reminding God of His promises and not repeating to God what the devil has said about the problem.
3. Presenting your opinions to God: God has said something concerning every issue of life. It is your responsibility to find out what God has said in His word about what you are passing through. One of the reasons God has set anointed pastors in the Church is to teach people how to apply the Word of God to everyday life.
You don’t need a pastor that accepts your opinion about what you are passing through. If you don't have a pastor that is born again, anointed of God, Holy Ghost-led, teaches the Bible, practices the Bible and believes God is a prayer-answering God, you may find yourself in big trouble. Believers need answers to prayers to overcome many crises and negative situations that we face in this world.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from tendency to complain in prayer. I refuse to repeat what the devil is telling me; I choose your perspective about what I am facing in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 17:8-19:15, Matthew 22:34-23:12, Psalm 27:7-14, Proverbs 6:27-35