Sony’s Thoughts: God is Not Obligated

“‘Therefore it happened, that just as He proclaimed and they would not hear, so they called out and I would not listen,’ says the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 7:13).

This verse jumped out at me this morning. Have you ever thought about the fact that God is not obligated to answer our prayers? He invites us to ask and tells us we will receive; He says that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much; but many treat God as a fairy godmother who is obligated to answer our prayers, and that is not necessarily the case. We were created to serve Him, not the other way around.

I’m very grateful to have a God who meets every need and gives me many desires but I need to find out what He desires and please Him. I can then present my requests to God but I trust Him to answer my prayers in His way in His time. He is always faithful to do that.

“Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21). I’m so grateful I serve a God like that. May I be willing to hear His voice so that my prayers are not hindered.

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