Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way.
—1 Samuel 12:23
Prayerlessness is in the heart of so many because the Word of God says they have no delight in God.
Job 27 tells us that the wicked and unrighteous man, also called a hypocrite, does not delight himself in the Almighty nor call upon God:
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained , when God taketh away his soul? Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? 10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God? I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. (Job 27:7-11, KJV)
God’s Word commands: “Delight yourself also in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
Delighting in the Lord is a choice we make every day, just as those who are wicked have made their decision. But our choice, as God’s children, should always be to delight in the Lord.
It’s time to delight in Him, to seek to put Him first in your life, and to spend time every day with God in prayer!
A Prayer for Today:
Father, I choose to delight in You today. I need to hear from You today. I long to hear Your voice. As I read Your Word and spend time in prayer, I desire to hear Your voice. I seek Your voice, and I also ask for divine understanding so I can comprehend and respond appropriately, according to Your will. I need Your fresh manna, new every morning. I bless You and pray all this in Your name, Father God. Amen!