REPAIR YOUR ALTAR
An altar is a place where sacrifices are offered for purposes of worship. It is a sacred place usually associated with deity/God. Sacrifices were offered to the Lord from altars and they were usually distinct so that they could be easily recognized as they became the centre of attraction for worship.
Today an altar for every child of God is their heart (The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17, 19). In my book: Move from this mountain and fulfill your purpose, I explicitly described how an altar should look like and what it really means by repairing oneís altar and operating from a complete altar and a broken heart.
As Prophet Elijah was demonstrating the power of the true God, before he could call Him, he repaired the altar of God before he could present the altar of God. Many of us are calling unto God and He cannot answer us. Many are crying and tearing our clothes before God but He is not moved. Why because our altars are broken (1kings 18:19-39). The Lordís hand is not too short that it cannot save neither His ear too heavy that it cannot hear but it is your iniquities that have separated you from Him (Isaiah 59: 1,2).
You have been praying to God throughout 2012 and it seemed that the Lord did nothing about your situation: check your altar. You have been fasting and crying so loud throughout the year but the Lord has not wiped your tears: check your altar. As the year is drawing to an end, examine your heart and mend your ways to be right with God. A complete heart is a result of a broken altar and a complete altar is a result of a broken heart. When your heart is broken you depend on God and look up to Him for everything therefore resulting in a broken heart. But when your heart is complete you are full of yourself and you do not need help from God since you have a feeling that you can do it all by yourself and this results into a broken altar since you have no time to worship God.
Repair your altar!