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Hebrews 6:1 sums up my feelings right now. “So let us stop going over the basics of Christianity again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding.” I am so sick of weak sermons, weak application of faith, surface level prayer. By the way, I’m talking about myself. Hebrews 1:9 says, “You love what is right and hate what is wrong.” I don’t always do this and I hate it.

Instead I should write Romans 7:15-20 “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.  As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.  For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.”

However, I do not want to solely blame satan. I make a choice daily. Unfortunately, I drift away sometimes (Hebrews 2:1). But what can I do to correct this?

Answer:

1. Cling to him and never stop trusting (Hebrews 4:14)

2. Enter his place of rest (Hebrews 4:3)

3. Make sure that our own hearts are not evil and unbelieving (Hebrews 3:12)

4. Warn each other daily (Hebrews 3:13)

5. Keep up our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ (Hebrews 3:6)

6. Listen carefully to the truth (Hebrews 2:1)

7. Allow the Word to expose us for what we are (Hebrews 4:12)

8. Learn obedience from the things we suffer (Hebrews 5:8)

9. Train yourself [with spiritual disciplines] (Hebrews 5:14)

10. Rely on God’s promise and oath (Hebrews 6:18)

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November 23-29

Psalm 2:8a “Ask of me, and I will make nations your inheritance”

Psalm 3:8a “From the LORD come deliverance”

Psalm 4:1b “be merciful and hear my prayer”

Psalm 5:3b “in the morning I lay requests before you and wait in expectation”

Psalm 6:9b “the LORD accepts my prayer”

Psalm 7:6b “Awake my God; decree justice”

Psalm 7:8b “Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity”

The message here is seek God and pray. He will hear those prayers and respond with justice. The judgment will be appropriate for our character and actions. The response of the Lord will not always be in the affirmative. His answer might be yes, no, maybe, in time or something else. Praying to God is not about having a wish granted. It is about aligning our heart with God’s will. In time, our walk with be that of God’s. I can’t wait for that day. Be God’s.