Being “prayerful” is NOT the same thing as being spiritual.
I am ONLY “Spiritual” IF I am both filled with and GOVERNED by the Spirit.
If my “prayer” is only focused on getting God to do what I will (what I “want” without even asking Him what He wants), I may be “prayerful,” BUT I am NOT spiritual.
We MUST be sensitive to the Spirit of God to be able to pray IN God’s will and NOT against it.
Surrendering to the Will of God is the MOST important focus of prayer!
Timing has always been a significant part of God’s WILL. “When” is just as important as “What”! Along with “Where,” “Who,” and “How”?
Our Lord usually starts with revealing to us the “What” and “Who.” Then LATER He will usually show us the “Where”! BUT He uses revealing the “How” and the “When” to control TIMING!
I DO NOT KNOW “THE WILL OF GOD” UNTIL I KNOW ALL OF THESE FIVE THINGS!
The Will of God is NEVER just one or two of these five! MANY have made huge, tragic mistakes because they knew only a portion of the Will of God but did not know all of it AND impatiently acted anyway on what they knew. Then when things went terribly wrong, they want to blame God!
ITS NOT GOD’S FAULT IF I DID NOT WAIT ON HIM! IT’S MINE! ONLY MINE!