How’s your connection?
Instantly when we think of prayer we think of concentrated faces, beaten brows and lots of aches in the knee region the following day.
In its simplest form prayer is communicating with God Almighty about absolutely anything.
Yup! God, the maker of heaven and earth is interested in everything that I get up to or concerns/ affects my life.
This may seem too good to be true and yet there are men and women in the Bible who show that even they “couldn’t quite believe it!”
I’m reminded of the psalms
“What is man that you are mindful of him?” Psalm 8:4
We all love to be connected.
Where I live there is an telephone exchange nearby. I see people’s concerned faces as an engineer pulls up!!!!
Yet it needs the be looked after, maintained and even upgraded on occasion.
Our connected lifestyle relies on connectedness to these exchanges to communicate with each other or just to access entertainment.
Prayer is connectedness with our Heavenly Father.
It may need an upgrade through the applications of the Word (Bible), the Spirit (praying on all occasions in the Spirit) or even with other believers (which produces Faith).
Maintenance is key to a clear and stable connection. It no wonder the Bible tells us to “Pray on all occasions”
“Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet.
Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words.
Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon.
In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare.
Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.” (MSG)
I’m sure we all can agree. Our connection to Christ is vital to a living the life which we have been called to.
The truth is, a connection to God is something He (God), also wants.
He wants to be a clear voice in our lives. Rather than a voice hidden amongst the ‘static’ of life or a even dropped line.
Don’t settle for a second rate service. Invest in your connection!!
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