Pray First, Pray Always, Pray Now, Finally Pray

Scripture:

Hosea 6:6,7 I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices.  I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.  But like Adam, you broke my covenant and betrayed my trust.

Hebrews 3:12-15 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. 13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. 14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. 15 Remember what it says:   “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled.”

Observations:

Hosea and Paul are in agreement.  We must turn from our ways and look to God.

Applications:

People, God’s people, aren’t looking for change.  My role has to include great amounts of quality prayer.

Last night, I struggled with my daughter and her attitude.  I tend to look for human solutions.  That isn’t the answer.  I need to pray.

Prayer:

Father God, I need you.  I need you to change me.  I need you to awaken me to my need for prayer.  I need you to show me that prayer is the first, best, and last answer.

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