Daily Devotional
Are You Approaching God Unhindered?

“And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

1 John 3:22

Ponder This

How do you get your prayers answered? Begin by having a good conscience—one that is clear before God. What does that do? It gives you a great confidence, and you can come to God and ask in His name for your prayer to be answered. Answered prayer is not for rebels. Answered prayer is not for those whose hearts are filled with hate. The Bible says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear” (Psalm 66:18). That’s a prayer promise we don’t like to quote. Here’s an illustration. Have you ever read in 1 Peter 3:7 where Peter told husbands and wives how to dwell together as heirs of the grace of life? Peter went on to say the reason for this was so that their prayers may not be hindered. This is one example of what it looks like to live in such a way that our prayers are not hindered. All of God’s people are called to live this way, whatever their circumstances.

  • What needs to change for you to live with a clear conscience before God?
  • How does living with a clear conscience give you the confidence to come before God?

Practice This

Take time today to confess before God anything you have held back from Him so that your conscience might be clear, and you might approach Him unhindered.