Matthew 6:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
This week when you talk to your kids, your wife, your husband, your co-worker, your friend, consider if that conversation is laced with agenda. Shockingly enough most often our conversations are. We enter conversations with hopes of meeting some sort of untracked quota set by our ego.
What if we entered conversations after setting our agendas to the side?
I’ve found that when agendas are present so are directives. Conversations often become one sided and we begin giving directives. Very little goes in and a whole lot comes out. In other words, we do very little listening and a whole lot of talking.
How about our prayer life? Do you enter prayer with an agenda? Have your prayers become vain repetitions as heathen prayers are? Or do you want to know God as much as He wants to know you? Try entering into prayer without an agenda and listen the next time you talk to God.