“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado.
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” Is prayer what you live by or always your last resort?
These questions, if properly and sincerely addressed will show our level of relationship with God.
Every successful relationship needs communication, love and commitment to survive. Without these factors, the relationship is bound to collapse because these elements of sustenance are missing. The same goes with the relationships Christians have with God.
A believer can profess their love to God and commit themselves to living a life according to God’s will, but if they don’t communicate with God, it’s as good as dead.
There Was a time in my life where every time I came to church, there was this female music minister that ministers almost every Sunday. Her ministration moves me to tears. Whenever she raises a song, I’ll lift my hands up so high, kneel down, roll on the floor, and wail continuously. (Please try not to laugh) I’ll sing and sing until an usher would come to help me up. As I grew in faith, I realised that her music only appealed to my emotions. I was worshipping because I liked the lyrics and probably it spoke to my present situation. (lol) I didn’t know that it was beyond the song.
Now, that’s where prayer comes in! With prayer, we are able to grow closer and more intimately connected with God. The intimacy talked about here has nothing to do with your emotions. You’ll love God in the good and bad times.
Not only should we pray to develop our relationship with God. Not only does prayer allow us to ask God for help with things according to His will, but it also provides a way for us to communicate with God. You speak to Him, He responds.
Prayer involves our whole person in a relationship with God.
A relationship will fade if we have no continuing interest in spending time with the other, or connect with the other. Even when our time together might be limited, our feelings for each other would always pull us together at every little space and time. That’s also how it is with us and God. The attention must be there and sustained in the place of prayer, aside from the word.
Scriptural Reference: Colossians. 4:2, Philippians. 4:6,
Pray with Kvibes:
- Oh Lord! help me to create more time for prayers?
- Father, help me to listen to what you’re saying and see what you’re doing.
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