Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Twenty Days of Prayer: Day 3


James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Questions for Reflection:

Are you guilty of seeking God more for what He can do for you than out of genuine love for Him? Do you sense your thoughts are mixed with selfish desires rather than seeking God’s glory? Are you aware of the desire to be noted and praised by people rather than mainly seeking God’s pleasure? Are you unwilling to pray for God’s will, when it does not fit your plan? Does your love and worship decrease when things don’t go your way? When you get disappointed, do you “cool off” toward God and church?

Scripture: Second Category (Sins of Attitude)

Revelation 3:15-16 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! (16) So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

It is clear that God desires a fervent and passionate love from His children. In fact, the attitude of lukewarmness literally nauseates God. We must understand the root of all sin is a lack of fervent love for Christ. The very root of sin is the love and worship of self over God.

Questions for Reflection:

Can you truly categorize your love and service to God as passionate? Is God and His service the burning priority in your life? On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your zeal for Christ? Are you on fire for prayer? Are you deeply excited about Bible study, witnessing and serving God? Was there a time you loved and served God more fervently than now? If you sense any lukewarmness, honestly confess this sin to God. Only the Holy Spirit can grant you pure burning love for Jesus. Pray in faith for God to give you a heart that burns with passion for Him.


October 15, 2009 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, Life, marriage, New Testament, Prayer, relationship, Religon, Theology

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