“God speaks to those who take time to listen. And listen to those who take time to pray”.
Prayer remains the most important conversation of the day. Yesterday, we talked about intimacy with God. To build and enrich this intimacy, we need to always create time for God amidst our flooded schedules, as we do with the other important relationships of our lives. God should not be regarded as an option when He already made us precious and a priority as evidenced in Isaiah 43:4.
In my workplace, there’s this funny experience that happens almost daily. The uninterrupted power supply (UPS) that powers all the desktops developed a little problem. Once the lights go off, the UPS is supposedly meant to function, I mean that was why it was purchased so that no data is lost. However, due to the low voltage, the lights go off once the generator doesn’t come on immediately. As soon as the UPS begins to beep, everyone panics and dash back to their desks just to put their systems on “Sleep mode”. It occurred to me that all of that is just to ensure no data is lost. If such energy is channelled into our relationship with God, then, of course, you know what that means.
The crux of the matter is, it’s high time we panicked any day we forget to pray, knowing that a break in communication with the lord leads to “spiritual obesity”. Building our relationships with God in the place of prayer fosters our pursuit for the kingdom in that you’re timely updated with the mind of HE whose kingdom you’re pursuing. Consequently, you will know what to do, when to do it and how to do it.
As Christians, God has given us all that pertains to life and godliness but most of these can only be accessed in the place of prayer. Through prayer, our strength is renewed, our passion for the kingdom re-ignited and our faces shine with the radiance of God.
The more time we spend in the place of prayer, the more our nature resembles the loving nature of God. Also, our habits and lifestyles change. Prayer changes us from the inside which consequently reflects on our command and boldness level.
For instance, Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again, he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
When we pray, we re-adjust protocols and put them to a different state. Elijah could cause the interruption in the season because he prayed. Praying is not just about speaking or uttering words. Its efficacy comes with the confidence and conviction we have that it is answered, meaning that the initial power of prayer begins with faith.
The effectiveness of our prayers is not dependent on our ability to pray NO! It has all to do with the God we pray to.
Show me a man that prays and I’ll show you a God that answers!
1John 5:14, 1John 5:15, 2 Chronicles 7:14
Pray with KVibes:
- Oh, Lord! I want to live every one of my waking moments in absolute surrendering to your will.
- I want heights in you
- I want depth in you.
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