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Incense to the Throne

God loves the one who trusts Him in prayer in the midst of reactionary attitudes and double-mindedness. Motives determine the effectiveness of prayer (2), and motives are determined by faith. If we are caught off guard by a lack of faith, the enemy invades the heart and robs it of its capacity to trust and receive from God.

Proverbs 15:8 tells us that the prayers of the upright are a delight to Him. If God accepts a person through Christ, then He accepts that person’s prayers. We can walk away from our prayer times with the confidence that we have been heard and will receive the very best from God. Worry is just another way of saying that God cannot be trusted.

So often Christians speak, but do not pray; they even teach, but do not think with God’s heart for situations. When you pray, trust His promises. Do not let one attitude of doubt neutralize your prayer stance before God. Subjection to God’s sovereignty produces no internal reaction or struggle due to distrust of His character and subsequent emotional revolt. Your voice has been heard. Trust Him.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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