TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THE PRAYER LIFE
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” Luke 18:1
Every Christian has a place in the prayer life. It’s a place that no one else can take. It’s a place that can’t be given to no one else.
If you truly understood what prayer is, then you’d realize that it isn’t one of the things we do in Christianity. Prayer is Christianity.
Prayer is primarily fellowshipping with God and partnering with Him to enforce His will in our lives and the world at large.
This definition changes the game entirely. You know, several of God’s children see prayer basically as a way to meet their needs. God wants your needs met but the higher purpose of prayer is to enforce Gods will. For example, sickness isn’t God’s will. Healing and divine health is. Prayer enforces Gods will of divine health. Obviously in doing so, that brings you respite.
Point is, it’s not about you. It’s about Him. Prayer is focused on God.
There is a call to prayer on the life of every christian and this call is the highest calling in the kingdom.
As important and as celebrated is the call to the five-fold offices, it isn’t higher than this. In fact, if the five-fold office minister does not give attention to this, he will soon loose his relevance.
Too many people want to do great things for God. They want to accomplish great feats for the kingdom but the greatest thing you’d ever do in the kingdom is to pray.
I know you want to do big things for God. I implore you start with prayer.
I know you want to build big businesses that will serve the purposes of God’s kingdom but I implore you, start with prayer!
Many years back, while meditating on the Word in my study, the Word of the Lord came to me, “if I can make you a man of prayer, I have made you a success.”
Kingdom success starts with a personal culture of prayer
Jesus states unequivocally that men ought ALWAYS to pray and not faint. If a christian isn’t given to prayer he is definitely set up to faint.
The reason many fail and faint in the day of adversity is that they haven’t built inner strength in prayer in the days of peace.
Building a disciplined personal life of prayer is possibly one of the most important things you would ever do.
Dear Father, I thank you for the opportunity and privilege of prayer! Thank you for enlightening me to pray effectively in the spirit. I’m inspired and energized to make tremendous power available through prayer, building myself on my most holy faith, resulting in a life of absolute dominion in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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