In my daily devotions, I came across this interesting devotional that I believe relates to all life. May God bless you as you read.
“Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” Malachi 3:10
If the truth were known, often you and I are the only obstacles standing in the way of our receiving a desperately needed miracle. Our requests may be right. The timing may not be a problem. But when our lives are wrong, God says, “Before I grant your request, I want you to grow. Put that sin away. Change your attitude. Stop that practice, end that pattern, get off that merry-go-round, reconcile that relationship, soften up your spirit, repent, receive forgiveness. Grow!” Probably none of us can understand how much God wants to change that impossible circumstance, touch that untouchable person, move that immovable mountain in our lives. We matter to him, and he wants to meet our needs and grant our requests if we will free him to do it. When our request is right, when the timing is right and when the person is right, God says, “Go!”
Nothing motivates people to develop their prayer lives more than answered prayers.