Do you ever feel like you’re not connecting with God and somehow your prayers aren’t being heard or answered? You may not realize God has His own special language you need to learn so you can better communicate with Him. When Jesus was teaching in the temple in John chapter 8, He asked the Jews why they wouldn’t believe Him when He was telling them the truth. He accused them of not recognizing the truth when they heard it because they, themselves where liars, belonging to the father of lies, the devil, who’s native language is deceit.
What’s your native language? Romans 1:25 speaks about exchanging the truth for a lie, and because they chose to believe such lies, God gave them over to their own sinful desires. Although the devil tries to twist the truth into a lie, the Bible tells us in first John 2 that a lie cannot come from the truth. Proverbs 15:29 says the LORD is far from the wicked but hears the prayers of the righteous. In James it says the prayers of a righteous man avails much being powerful and effective. If you’ve accepted Jesus as Savior, you should already be speaking the language of truth instead of deceit.
If, however, you’re having trouble connecting with the Lord in prayer, consider what Jesus said in Mark 4:9, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." Do you have ears to hear? The Psalmist asks God in chapter 17 to have an ear to hear the righteous plea because it doesn’t come from deceitful lips. If you know the language of truth and speak it faithfully to others and tell God the truth when you pray, you’ll have those ears to hear when Jesus answers that prayer and the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart. For the truth indeed will set you free to be all God has for you to be.