The most powerful, intimate force on earth is to invest (not spend) time with God. God has one desire and that is to fellowship with you and I.
I find this heat wave here lately makes me want to do nothing and justify my own laziness. It takes self discipline to do things that are necessary in life’s everyday tasks. Prayer can be that and much more challenging.
Prayer to our heavenly Father takes self disciple and time. We can find ourselves making excuses of; ‘Why I don’t have the time’. Time is given to each of us with 24 hours in a day. I realize I can’t take time out, but I have to MAKE the time to be with God. It’s called priority. I have to water the plants and flowers or they will die!
Have you ever been stood up, because the other person didn’t show up that you were supposed to meet with for lunch or some event. There was no phone call or text. How did you feel? Well God the Father feels sad when we miss our time with Him.
Let me say that prayer is very personal and intimate we are not to brag like the religious hypocrites do!
I’ve learned to talk with the Lord as if we were talking to one another. I don’t need some ‘holier than thou’ religious voice for God to hear me. Sometimes I say nothing but listen to what the Holy Spirit wants to say to me.
I’ve learned so much about myself and inner person when my time is spent with God regarding His Word and praying to Him. I realize how much I need Him and depend on Him for guidance, wisdom, counsel, strength, protection, provision, etc. even times when I have dire and desperate needs.
Jesus said,”When you pray go to your room in private and shut the door and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father who sees everything, will reward you openly.”
“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
James 5:16 NLT
…“Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory….”
Revelation 5:5 NLT
“Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” 1 John 4:4
Enjoy your day and coming week. Embrace your challenges and face them like a lion!