Is the Son of God praying in me, or am I dictating to Him?….Prayer is not simply getting things from God, that is a most initial form of prayer; prayer is getting into perfect communion with God. If the Son of God is formed in us by regeneration, He will press forward in front of our common sense and change our attitude to the things about which we pray.
Oswald Chambers

There are 7 types of simple-praying people. Yesterday we saw that the third type of pray-er is one who is child-like.  Today we explore the fourth type of Pray-er:

Empty People.

A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”   “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.  You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'”  “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.   When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”  When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy.   Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!  Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.”  Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”   Jesus replied, “What is impossible with human beings is possible with God.”
Luke 18:18-27

Putting all aside and look to God alone. We must guard against letting our riches control us, instead of us controlling our riches. When our riches control us, they consume our thoughts and heart desires, and we come before God and pray about things we have, things we want and things we owe. The focus is on us!

The key for simple-praying people is found in verse 24, ““How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” and the Message Bible says it this way, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for people who have it all to enter God’s kingdom?“.

It is hard for God to hear you and to fill you until you come to Him with empty hands and empty hearts.

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