If we pray in a lazy, half-hearted manner, God will not answer us. We need to pray in faith, and wait in faith and hopeful expectancy. We put earnest effort into obtaining that which we desire in regard to our earthly life; our home, our car, our job. We must seek after God with all our heart and soul.
In sincerity, in soul hunger, cry after God. Wrestle with the heavenly agencies until you have the victory. Put your whole being into the Lord’s hands, soul, body, and spirit, and resolve to be His loving, consecrated agency, moved by His will, controlled by His mind, infused by His Spirit.
Tell Jesus your wants in the sincerity of your soul. You are not required to hold a long controversy with, or preach a sermon to God, but with a heart of sorrow for your sins, say, “Save me, Lord, or I perish.” There is hope for such souls. They will seek, they will ask, they will knock, and they will find. When Jesus has taken away the burden of sin that is crushing the soul, you will experience the blessedness of the peace of Christ.
God wants to be everything to us – we are His earth born children and He loves us with a love that is everlasting and unfathomable.