Have you ever been in a difficult situation and found yourself making promises to God?  Did you keep those promises or when things got better did you forget about them?  Often when we find ourself on our knees in prayer over a situation, we might promise to change something if God would answer our prayer.  If we knew God and what His word says, we would realize that He doesn’t demand us to make bargains over answered prayer.  God is God.  It is that simple.  He knows all things.  We have free will to come to Him.  He is always there but we often only dig in deep in our time of need.  How would you feel if your kids only came to you when they needed something?  Are we selfish and one-sided in our relationship with God? 

“There is no one holy like the LORD;
   there is no one besides you;
   there is no Rock like our God. “
 
   1 Samuel 2:2