Heart of Prayer

Word of the Day

“…And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.” Genesis 16:2

Genesis 16:2 says “…Sarai, Abram’s wife had born him no children…” Sarai had been childless for 10 years and since it was a custom of the day, she could get a child by using her own maid servant. So, “Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife,” Gen 16:3. Scripture does not record Abram seeking the Lord’s guidance regarding the situation; it just says that he “listened to the voice of Sarai.” I know much could be said about this whole incident but suffice to say his first flinch should have been to seek the Lord. I know that sounds like a very judgmental statement, but just as it should have been true for Abraham back then, the same thing is true for me today. When faced with a decision my first response should be, seek God. What would He have me do?

I am sure there are more times then I care to admit, I have made a decision without first seeking the Lord in prayer. Job 8:5 says “if you would earnestly seek God and make your supplication to the Almighty…” and Dan 9:3 says “…then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplication.”

Father please cause me to have a “first flinch” heart for prayer.