Have you ever been living your Christian life, and you realize that you are lacking. Most of us, if we are honest with ourselves, find that we have a plethora of problems and issues that arise every day. Like Paul, we often do that which we don’t want to do. (Romans 7:19) I would ask you though, do you ever pray for the random flaws and faults you find in yourself?
James 1:5 says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." In this verse, God is saying, "You want wisdom, Ask!" It’s that simple!
In another portion of scripture, God says the well known phrase, "Ask, and it shall be given you . . . For everyone that asketh, receiveth" I would think that it is safe to say you can ask for just about anything. In fact, many verses say exactly that. So, now that you know you can ask God for things, how are you using that power?
I would challenge you to go throughout the day in an attitude of prayer. Ask the Lord to show you your shortcomings. Ask Him to show you your cycles or patterns of sin. Where do you fall the most? As He reveals your downfalls to you, pray for them.
Ask God for random things.
"Lord, I noticed I showed pride when this person insulted me, help me to be humble. Lord, I got impatient today waiting in line, help me to live in peace. Lord my attitude wasn’t right here, help me to react in love and be an ambassador for you." Like little threads that eventually can bind a strong man, your little prayers can slowly bind you to God’s will. It’s not a perfect picture, but you get the idea.
Little prayers, for little things can make a big difference. God promises that he hears the prayers of the righteous.
Are you praying?