“Pray without ceasing” – I Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV
God is calling His children to pray. I would suspect you’ve heard Him say something to you about prayer. He’s been calling you to spend more time in it, to make it a higher priority in your life.
How do I know? Because He’s been telling me the same thing. God is ready to move through us in magnificent and supernatural ways. But He can’t do that if we’re not walking in the spirit. He can’t work through people who are so busy with the affairs of the flesh that they can’t hear His voice. He needs people who will pray, not just when they happen to think about it, but every day. He needs people who will build their whole life around prayer and make it their number one priority.
Have you ever noticed how Jesus operated when He was on earth? He placed great importance on prayer. His prayer life was amazing. The night before He chose the 12 disciples, He was in prayer all night long!
Jesus didn’t do things one way and tell us to do things a different way. He expects us to follow His example. We cannot spend all our time in prayer, but it is possible to have a prayerful attitude at all times. This attitude is built upon acknowledging our dependence on God, and determining to obey Him fully. A prayerful attitude is not a substitute for regular times in prayer but should be an outgrowth of those times.
Our natural human reaction to that call for prayer may be to say, “Hey, I hardly have time enough to handle all the crisis in my life as it is now. But, the truth is, we can’t afford not to. We need to tap into what time spent with the Father can do for us. That’s what I did. Some time ago, God spoke to me that if I would give Him a tithe of my time in the word and prayer all would be well with me.
Think about the fact that God is waiting on you. That He has some things He wants to show you. Things you’ve been having trouble trying to figure out. He’s just waiting to counsel you, and to show you the answer.
The eternal, all powerful Creator of heaven and earth, the Almighty God, is ready right now to meet with you in prayer. He’s made your prayers His priority. The question is have you?
– Pastor Robert.