Some time back, I was convicted about my lack of prayer– especially for my friends and family. There were people whose hearts and lives I wanted to see change for the better, people who I wished would turn to God.
I was lamenting this one evening– lamenting how God didn’t seem to be working in the lives of these people the way I wished He would…
Then these two verses suddenly came to mind:
I believe that God brought those verses to my mind.
I knew it was right and good to pray. To pray for my friends and loved ones, as well as my enemies and others in general. I knew that! But I wasn’t doing it. Not like I should have been.
So… if it’s a sin for me to not do something that I know is good to do, then my lack of prayer was/is a sin. That just kinda hit me like a smack in the face that day and I thought, “Wow. Why have I not realized this before?” I had never put these two verses together before that moment. And I actually wasn’t very familiar at all with the second one so I had to go look it up to figure out where it was in the Bible and to make sure I was recalling it correctly.
So let this be a reminder to you as well as to me: PRAY!