The wrong motives.

[The Glory Unveiled]

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. ( James 1:3 )

Everyday there are people who continue to pray and ask for things they will not receive. It seem rather common in our day how such prayers continue to be unanswered. The verse of scripture explains why. Most of us will only pray for certain things because we want God to “shame” some people for us. It is common to hear some people say that “I want God to do this for me so that some people will know that I have a great God.” The scripture says that is a bad motive. Having desires to discomfort other people and make us feel better than them. Motives are very important if our prayers will be answered. God knows our hearts and the secrets of our mind. Before we ask for anything from God, we must align our motives with the word of God and the desires of heaven. Why would you want to be blessed? Is it to impress someone or provoke them to jealousy? Everything exists and is sustained in Christ. Whatever we desire that is not having a bearing on Christ will be rejected by heaven. We are not here to serve our selfish needs but to satisfy the desires of God through our desires.

Prayer_Bead: Impartial Father, Gracious Lord, thank you for your grace. Help me to live selflessly to the benefit of others and your glory.

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