IS Something Missing ?

pray

I long to be in the presence of God.

I desire to have a conversation that flows from my lips to God’s heart.

Don’t you?

There have been times when I struggled to find the words to pray. Not because I didn’t have the words, but simply because I could not quiet my thoughts.

Prayer, in the life of a believer, has more power than we realize.

We must first understand the struggle to pray is spiritual. We must see it in the light of God’s truth.

The enemy does not want us to pray.

A few years ago I asked God to help me have a more meaningful prayer life. I began to look up scriptures on prayer and He began to unfold the richness of his word to my soul.

Ephesians 6:18,19 – “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

I highlighted these words in my mind;

ALL TIMES – EVERY OCCASION – STAY ALERT – BE PERSISTENT.

That is what my prayer life had been missing.

You see, if we wait for the perfect opportunity to bow our knee and quiet all distractions, chances are praying might not happen.

We must be ready to pray all the time.

Rather we are working, dropping our kids off, doing the dishes or taking out the trash.

1Thessalonians 5:16-18 ” rejoice always, Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

This might sound confusing.

How does one pray, without stopping?

I’ve learned that this type of prayer is more of an attitude of prayer.

When my thoughts run to the what-if’s, I have a choice to make. I must quickly turn those thoughts into prayers, and begin to thank God for what he is doing in my life.

It’s easy to react and allow my brain to run my emotions. But God is saying, be awake for what’s about to happen and pray as you step into the unknown.

Every day, all day long is an opportunity to pray.

What would it be like, if your thought life became your prayer life?

Learn to breathe your prayers out as an expression of a grateful heart even when you don’t understand why you are going through a tough season.

Learn to depend on God with every breath you take.

Sometimes I get in the habit of looking at life through a  keyhole where I can only see what’s in front of me.

But God sees the whole picture of our lives and he is asking us to bring our concerns to him and to trust him to move on our behalf.

Are you ready for a life change?

Let in begin by having an attitude of prayer, all of the time.

Praying for you today,

Jamie

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