Why Our Prayers Are Not Answered?
Sometimes you do cry to God for a miracle but it never happens no matter how much you pray. Do you know why?
Well, to find that answer, I ask God and He remind me of this verse.
“He (King Hezekiah) did what was right in the eyes of the LORD,..” 2 Kings 18:3
What means by doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord? Some might say, “I go to church every week, I pray and read bible daily, I help the poor.” But all that is not enough! Let us look more deeper into this…
“He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it.” 2 Kings 18:4
King Hezekiah REMOVED, SMASHED, CUT and BROKE the idols and the poles. Today you too have do this 4 things in your life. It is not enough if you go to church, praying daily, reading the bible daily or helping the poor. You must REMOVE, SMASH, CUT and BREAK the idols from your life.
Idols? What means Idols? You might think that in Christianity there is no Idols. It is true that Christians do not bow to idols but every Christians has the spirit of Idols in them.
“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 john 5:21
Saint John mentioned in his letter to keep away from idols. Now, let me explain to you the meaning of idols. One who runs after this world, entertainment, worldly movies, worldly songs, serial dramas, clubbing, drunkenness, hanging around with friends, or etc are considered as bowing before the idols. Yes! All these are called as idols.
“Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Exodus 34:13-14
When you run after all these, you are making God jealous because He don’t like to share you with others. You are only for Him and Him alone!
You pray, read bible, going to church but after that you watch movies, hear worldly songs, serial dramas or etc. Do you think that you are doing what is right in the eyes of God by doing all these?
You are defiling the living temple (your body) of God. And that is the reason when you pray for miracle, there is no answer from God. If your mind is full of worldly stuff, how can you live by the word of God.
If you do what is right before the Lord, your needs will come in seeking you. Get rid of every worldly things in your life and live a holy life. Always learn to do the right things before God and be blameless before Him. If you do all these, I am sure that you can ASK whatever you want because your ways are righteous before Him.
Rev. Jonathan Ezra