Do not be ignorant
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. - Luke 12:48
You cannot have a prayer life without having a word life first. That is why we come to church to learn about God's wisdom. Some think fasting and praying will replace a personal responsibility of study and meditation on the word of God. The devil portrayed in the bible is a conquered devil. You will not know how to pray until you know the word. Solomon knew how to pray the will of God. God gave Solomon an open ticket in 1 Kings 3:5-10. Solomon prayed the purpose of God. Do not pray amiss. He did not tell God to kill his enemy or that God should give him money, but he prayed that God should give him the wisdom to lead the people of God, wisdom to do his assignment very well. He made his assignment the number one priority.
Proverbs 29:18 says where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Revelation is always ahead of information. Revelation minus action is decoration. Therefore, picture your desired future. Start to take serious God planted desires of your heart. Your word will control whatever is happening around your life. God does not want you to hear the word alone but also to be a doer.
God will hold you responsible for what you know or what you are capable of knowing if you care. So, there is a responsibility that knowledge confers. You are held to a higher standard by God and men. This was the error of Ananias and Sapphira. To live to the fullness of your life, you must co-operate with the anointing.
Prayer: I am filled with the knowledge of the Lord’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. I am a new creation in Christ, for I am his workmanship, created in Christ. I am born of God and I have world-overcoming faith residing on the inside of me in Jesus Name
Further Reading: Hosea 14:2, Jeremiah. 1:12, Numbers 23:19, Hosea 4:6
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Job 8:1-11:20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; Psalm 38:1-22; Proverbs 21:28-29