If you find that you have become complacent with God’s commands and have become comfortable in your sin, you are completely isolated from God’s holiness. A deep sense of awe is essential to knowing God.
Christians should speak only words that uplift and bring grace to others. The more time we spend in idle chatter, the greater the likelihood that we will say things that are harmful. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you evaluate whether your words build up others or whether they destroy and hurt others.
It is overwhelming to consider that holy, Almighty God would speak directly to us! What a privilege that He would care enough to challenge our destructive thoughts or practices.
We have the opportunity to allow Jesus to carry out His work through our lives, so that great things are done through us. Our mandate is to lift up Jesus while denying ourselves.
Prayer is not difficult to understand, but it can be difficult to do. Don’t allow yourself to become satisfied with shallow, self-centered praying. Stay with God in prayer until He leads you to pray at the level He wants.
If success is what is important to you, you may be tempted to choose accomplishments over your relationship with God. Would you be satisfied to have success, power, and wealth, but not a relationship with Him?