Thursday, 14 January 2016

Today Reminder – 14 January 2016

A reminder for today
But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6)

How often do you pray? And when you do is it a private conversation between you and the Father? Prayer is our strongest weapon in our fight against the unseen forces of darkness. It is our strength against the temptation and desires that this world so often pushes in our way. It is how we take a stand and unite ourselves against the enemy that seeks to devour us and destroy us. Prayer is the “direct line” to God.  It is the way that we communicate verbally and silently with God.  Prayers that are said from faithful stewards are always heard and answered by God. If you don’t pray often, I encourage you to start praying on a daily basis.  When you are communicating with God, you are utilizing a “life-line”.

“Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)  As God’s children, we need to uplift each other in prayer, and also pray for all of the other blessings and trials that are in our lives.  This verse is truly inspiring because there is always something to pray about, whether it is driving home safely from work, having a romantic evening with your spouse or uplifting our leaders of the government in prayer.  There is never a second that goes by where we shouldn’t be able to think of something or someone to pray for.

Prayer is a must for anyone who believes in God.  Prayer connects us to God.  We are commanded to pray unceasingly and our prayers are indeed powerful.  Whatever is in your life, whether it be blessings or trials, give them all to God in prayer. To me prayer is an intimate time that I spend with God sharing my joy and my pain with Him. It is a time where I talk to Him about my problems and the challenges that I face. It is also a time where we bring other to God in prayer. Lift up those you love and your enemies. You will see God’s handy-work when you pray.

Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon.  May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don't let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.  In Jesus Name.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus.