25 “I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!”26 “But what did he do?” they asked. “How did he heal you?”27 “Look!” the man exclaimed. “I told you once. Didn’t you listen? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?”28 Then they cursed him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses! 29 We know God spoke to Moses, but we don’t even know where this man comes from.”30 “Why, that’s very strange!” the man replied. “He healed my eyes, and yet you don’t know where he comes from? 31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will.32 Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind.33 If this man were not from God, he couldn’t have done it.”34 “You were born a total sinner!” they answered. “Are you trying to teach us?” And they threw him out of the synagogue.
John 9:25-34 (NLT)
Is there someone that God answers the prayers of before anyone else? I know that may strike you as odd but in the testimony above we read something that might be a clue to the answer. Verse 31 states it clearly, “? 31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will.” Now I am not saying God does not here the prayers of those who repent and accept Jesus as there savior were would that leave all of us. The Verse states that a sinner who is living in sin who asks of God goes unheard. That is when intercession by believers is required and provided that when God answers the sinner will be converted. The verse gives us the two types of people who God hears from. The one who does God’s will and the worshipper you can be both but in many cases today we are only one or the other. You can obey His commandments and attend church every time the door is open and never actually worship God. We need to understand our motivation for why we are there. The person who troubles my spirit the most is the worshipper who fails to obey the commandments and continues to live like hell away from church. You see God desires us to have a repentant heart and to obey his commandments along with our worship. You see Jesus left us instructions on how to live and the Holy Spirit guides us to the understanding of what he desires for our lives. We need to understand the who, what and why of worship and desire to do it because of who he is not because of the entertainment it provides us for a few hours on Sunday morning. Have a Blessed day may God’s light shine on your path today.
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