Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening. It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.
We have been working through a list of sins from Anne Graham Lotz new book, The Daniel Prayer.
Today’s sin is: Lack of seriousness toward God
- Am I serious about my prayer time?
- Do I believe I’m talking directly to God and He is hearing me in that moment?
- Is praying a duty or privilege for me?
- Do I show disrespect to God?
- Do I give Him my leftovers or my best?
One of the things that I heard Francis Chan say in his Bible Study, “Crazy Love,” is that when he prays, he pictures the throne room of God. Read Revelation 4. The Bible paints a magnificent image of where God is. There are rainbows of color around, jewels, a crystal clear sea in front, creatures that never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy.” (Revelation 4:8) When the creatures give glory and honor, the twenty-four elders seated around the throne get up and toss their crowns before the throne and worship too.
When you pray, try picturing the throne room in your mind, or at least at times when you are having a very focused prayer time. Imagine you are kneeling at that magnificent throne before Him. What a powerful experience. I believe this will enhance your prayer life.
Confess to God if you have had a lack of seriousness toward God.