Colossians 4:2 ~ Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Why is it, that we tend to look at prayer as a last resort? Oh…come on..don’t tell me you always think “let me pray first.” We like to think of ourselves this way. We like for others to think of us in this way. BUT..let us be real..TRANSPARENT..for just a minute.
I pray all day long.
There are times when my prayers reflect my wants…not necessarily my “trusting” and “thanking” HIM.
Sometimes, my prayers are selfish.
Sometimes, my prayers are not first.
Sometimes….I freak out and THEN…I pray. Or, I get down and blah…and THEN, I remember..to pray.
Anybody else do this? Or, is it just me?
I have come a LONG way. I am so thankful that I am NOT who I once was…and YES, I am very thankful that GOD is NOT finished with me yet.
Philippians 1:6 ~ being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Every single minute of every single day, we are battling self and the enemy. We have the CHOICE…. to walk closely with GOD. We have the choice to choose HIM. We …I…MUST keep my eyes FIXED on HIM…FIRST!
Prayer is a privilege. I just don’t see why…so many times, it is seen as a last resort.
I’ve heard this before: “Well, I have done everything I can..so, I guess I will pray about it.”
Look at that statement. I…I…I…I…
See the problem?
Where is God in all of that? Left out…seen as a last resort.
Prayer changes more than things…Prayer changes PEOPLE!
Sometimes, we will get an answer to our prayers right away. Other times, it may seem like an eternity. We have to remember that God’s way..HIS timing, is not ours. Sometimes, the delay, is GOD’S way of working out HIS will in and for our lives. I do know this, HE always provides. HE never leaves us..and HIS ways are right and better than ours. GOD is ONLY good.
“I have never met anyone who spent time in daily prayer, and in the study of the Word of God, and was strong in faith, who was ever discouraged for very long.” ~ Billy Graham
“Have you ever said, ‘Well, all we can do now is pray’?…When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.” ~ Billy Graham
Oh what a beautiful thing prayer is. That sweet time with my Jesus. The fact that I can even come into HIS HOLY PRESENCE.. ME, a sinner, but saved by HIS grace..it is just amazing and beautiful.
Until Next Time,
Thankful that Jesus loves me. Missions are my heart. I love life; it’s a gift that I never want to waste. Simple Truths blog was created for the purpose of sharing simple truths, encouragement, and God. I am in the process of creating a podcast as well. I am a wife to Spencer, mother to our 2 adult daughters, and fur baby momma.