Dial 1-800-4-HEAVEN - Monday's Dose - 16th April 2012

Monday's Dose - 16th April 2012

Dial 1-800-4-HEAVEN

"Let us then approach the throne of grace [God] with confidence, so
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of
need." - Hebrews 4:16 (NIV).

One night when I badly wanted some practical guidance from God, half
in jest—half in frustration—I picked up my bedside telephone and
dialed 1-800-4-HEAVEN.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz was the only response I received.

I was telling a friend about this the next day so dialed 1-800-4-
HEAVEN again. This time I received a recorded message. It said in one
of those typical monotone mechanical computer voices: "You are
dialing the wrong number!"

At a later time I tried calling 1-800-4-HEAVEN again. This time a
real live person answered. I got such a shock I never did think to
ask the person who they were!

Seriously, it's not how we pray that matters. It's the attitude of
the heart that counts. As Jesus said to the Samaritan woman we need
to seek/worship God "in spirit and in truth." - John 4:24. That is,
when we come to God, we need to be sincere and speak honestly from
the heart.

We also need to pray in faith. As the Bible says, "Without faith it
is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must
believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek
him." - Hebrews 11:6 (NIV). And Jesus promised, "You may ask me for
anything in my name, and I will do it." - John 14:14 (NIV).

Of this we can be sure, when we come to God with a sincere heart,
have faith in him, and pray in harmony with God's will in Jesus'
name, we have the assurance that God will hear and answer our prayers-
according to his will and not necessarily ours.

Prayer: "Almighty and our Prayer Answering God, I sincerely Thank you
that when I come to you with a sincere and honest heart, you always
hear and answer my prayers. Gratefully, In Jesus Mighty Name I
Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team