We should ask ourselves this question, “Do I pray for my own heart’s desire or do I pray for God’s heart’s desire?” Not some, not even most people can honestly say they only pray for God’s heart’s desire. “I want…”, if that’s how our prayer starts of, then we need to confess before God. Ask God what He wants instead.
Heb. 10:22 – Let us come forward to the Holy of Holies with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience…
“When one comes to pray to God, he should only desire God Himself. He should desire nothing outside God. He should only seek God’s will and not anything that is outside His will. Many times when one comes to pray to God for a certain thing, he will ask God to show him His heart’s desire, but he has his own desire also. Such a heart is false, doubting, and untrue. The heart needs to be single, seeking only God’s desire. It is of foremost importance that the heart be true before God.”
If you come before God to seek something more than God, then your heart is not true. It’s so easy to ask God for things we want or circumstances that we desire; we care so deeply for ourselves and our own well-being. It’s a “me, me, me” world. A true, genuine prayer is not like this.
“All those who come before God should have a true heart. Here, to be true means to be genuine and upright, not false or crooked. The heart of an insincere man is surely not true. Not only so, to be true also means to be single-minded. If a person comes before God to seek something in addition to God, he is double-minded, and his heart is not true. A true heart is real and not false, right and not bent, single and not double. It desires only one thing – God Himself.”
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