Saturday, February 11, 2012
We all have opinions on prayer but it is not till we get serious about prayer do we realize opinions do not matter. It is that one on one with God in our quiet time that begins to take shape and we begin to see His will in our lives instead of our own. If we are indeed serious about prayer, and believe it is a powerful tool, we will tend to see life changing events all around us because we have grown in our faith! The Apostle Paul exhibited this on his way to Rome when a terrible storm broke out. What was Paul doing, resting in the Lord when the angel gave him word that all would be spared of disaster and encouraging Paul that he would reach his destination. He stood in the face of disaster calm and exhorting others because of the prayerful faithful relationship he had with God. Prayer is not just words we say they should be petitions to God knowing that He hears us and will do as He says He will. I John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Prayer today seems to be the least important thing in most believers lives! They are either too busy or do not see the importance of prayer. The reason for this is the lack of teaching on the subject, Jesus Himself prayed often He knew the importance of taking time to fellowship with the Father. If we do not see the importance of this kind of fellowship then we will not see the hand of God working in our lives. Jesus is our example and the most important example He gave was, He took time to pray and instructed us on how we should pray. Matthew 6: 9-13 The Lord's prayer, a good place to start if we feel we do not know how to pray. Jesus prayed at various times and for various things,the word pray is mentioned about 346 times in scripture WOW!! Now that alone tells us it is important, God wants to talk with us, take time today and spend a moment with Him it could change your life! You ask where does the success come from? Prayer helps our faith, faith helps our walk, and our walk is what the world sees, if one life is changed because our life has, the my friend is true success!!