Pray Your Way Through The Day
1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing.
Pray when you get up. Pray when you make decisions. Pray when you go out. Pray when you are driving. Pray when you come home. Pray when you go to bed. Pray when you wake up at night. Don*t stop praying when you say Amen. Is there ever a moment when you do not need His will, guidance and protection? There are two essential ways to stay connected to Him, studying the Bible and praying. Neglecting either one is foolish.
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
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Check the connections! Over the past month, it seems that we*ve been dealing with different internet issues ... and hopefully, these issues will be resolved sooner rather than later. Being that the bulk of our ministry is based upon the internet, it can be problematic at times, especially when you*re suddenly disconnected from the web!
And speaking of being disconnected, one missionary tells of his experience about being assigned a car that would not start without a push. After pondering this problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and had them push his car off. As he made his rounds, he would either park on a hill or leave the engine running. He used this ingenious procedure for two years.
When a new missionary came to take over his station, he proudly began to explain his arrangement for getting the car started. As he was talking, the young missionary picked up the hood only to find that the only trouble was a loose cable. He gave the cable a twist, stepped into the car, pushed the switch, and the engine roared to life.
For two years, needless trouble had become routine -- but the power was there all along -- and the only thing that was needed was a better connection!
So it is for us as believers, we can walk through this life stumbling and struggling ... having a loose connection with God -- or we can determine to be steadfastly connected to Him -- and His unlimited power.
As James clearly says, *Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you* so we have the choice to be as close or as distant as we want to the King of Kings! God*s decision to be intimate with us was already made when He displayed His love for us through the sacrifice of His Son! Now it*s in our hands ... what kind of relationship do we want?
So let*s resolve to spend some time under the hood, double checking those connections, and making whatever adjustments necessary to get better connected to God -- and His omnipotent power. Amazingly, if you go through the self-inspection process -- you*ll begin going through personal revival -- and true revival begins one person at a time -- perhaps it*ll be you this weekend!