Kitchen Table Devotions
James 4 Day 2
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:3
Pray! Never let go of that great privilege Jesus gives us. Prayer changes things because it brings God into the situation. Maybe one of the most important things about prayer is that it changes us. If we will let it, if we can face it, prayer will tell us a lot about ourselves. There are two ways to see our spirit, our inner man, and the person we really are, and that’s by what we “see” in Scripture and what we “say” to God. Our prayers will show us what we believe about God and what we want for ourselves. This verse can be shocking to our spirit but don’t let it just scold you, let it show you who you are really. God wants to talk to the real you and it’s going to be good.