Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
“My prayer life will never rise above my personal life in Jesus Christ. If my personal life touches too much of the world, my prayer life suffers (D. Eastman).”
Many of us who sincerely love God and long to experience a vibrant relationship with Him fail to see the connection between the condition of our hearts and our time conversing with our heavenly Father. Too often these days I find myself overwhelmed, stressed and even fearful at times and yet I still have not fully understood and embraced the power of communion with God as a remedy for all of life’s ailments.
God longs to meet with us and yet if we love this world more then Him there will remain a constant divide of disconnection and missed opportunity. When I chose to invest in worrying about my life’s circumstances I have made a choice to live by the pattern of this world… I have essentially “regarded iniquity” in my heart. However, if I regard Christ (in my heart) as all sufficient and as the loving Father that he is, I will find streams of living water through prayer.
Let’s stop for a moment today… be still and know that He is God and that His grace is sufficient for everything in our lives that we will face today and tomorrow.