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Friday, April 10, 2009

It's Good To Pray

Can people see Jesus in us? It’s so easy to tell them that we are a Christian. But if talking about Jesus is all we can do, it’s not enough, for them or for us. Do we feel that emptiness when we realize it’s been some time since we’ve hit our knees in true repentance? When was the last time we went to prayer and all we could do was to utter praise?

We were created with a mixture of emotions that are moved when we see or hear something spiritual. When you watch a movie that glorifies God or hear about a miracle, do you experience the goose bumps? Do you get that warm and fuzzy feeling? If so, thank God because many have walked away and their feelings have become as stones. Did it make you want to cry, repent or rededicate your life to Him. It’s all a part of God’s plan.

Repentance not only reaches deep within our beings, but when we are finished, we are clean. When we allow God to remove all that is ugly and unbecoming within us, then and only then can He use us the way he intended. At this point, we won’t need to tell people who we are or who we belong to, it will flow from us. God wants to gently take us down the road that may be bumpy and long but He will never leave us nor forsake us. The closer we want to draw to Him, the more He will mold us.

Prayer isn't always easy or convenient but it’s worth every sacrifice we can make. We need to yearn for Him with every breath within us. We will be amazed how deep within His spirit He will take us. God uses people in miracles. We are His hands and feet. To be used in this area, His Word states that “this can only be done with prayer and fasting”. More on this in a future post.

Have you noticed people that aren't living for God are starting to feel like something is going to happen? Jesus wrote in His word that He will take us out of here someday and I truly believe that day is soon. The sign of the times are clear. If there was ever a time to pray, it is now.


Mari said...

I like what you said about the emotions we feel. I think the signs of the times are clear and getting clearer all the time.

Cathy said...

We do need to be praying, as the time is short. We are supposed to be in an attitude of prayer. But we do need to spend time with Him. I agree with you about His hands and feet.