Prayer is the Oxygen to Sustain You

Like the air we breathe is oxygen to our lungs, effective prayer is the oxygen to our spiritual life with God.

Have you ever ran out of gas when driving your car and had to be at a must meeting only to realize you didn’t have AAA auto and were stuck in the middle of nowhere. Even with a newer vehicle it doesn’t matter the car isn’t going anywhere without gasoline.

The Christian walk cannot be lived out in our own strength, no matter how hard you try. We need God’s power of the Holy Spirit and presence to sustain us on a daily basis.

Even if I diligently read God’s Word, but spend no time in prayer, time alone with God, our spiritual walk will not grow because prayer is the fuel to have an effective walk with the Lord.

It’s important to have a quiet time with yourself and the Lord alone. We have to spend or I like to say invest time with God and make it a priority. It takes commitment and self-discipline to pray and grow on a regular basis.

It’s just like when you work out or go to the gym. How do you feel after a good workout? Usually we feel great and want to take on the world for that day! Of course, to get in shape and staying healthy takes a lot of self-discipline and eating right.

If you’re in a rut and need fuel in your tank spend some time alone with God whether it’s 5 minutes or 50 minutes just do it and take the first step. Let the focus be on the Lord and allow God the Father to speak to you even if it’s something we do not want to hear.

The best feeling I have at the gym is when I’m leaving, but half the battle is getting there!

When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who sees in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you” Matthew 6:6

Have a great day and weekend my friend.

Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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