Commit to Prayer
If God knows all, why do we need to pray in the first place? Why doesn’t He just read our minds and intercede when and where we need Him the most? Can our prayers change or alter the course of our lives?
The Bible tells us to always be in the spirit of prayer—not just at designated times during the day, specific places during the week, or in a certain regulated way (on your knees). God asks us to always be in a continual state of conversation with Him. Why?
Well, what we surround ourselves with—who we hang out with, what we read, what we watch on T.V. and who we interact with—intimately molds us into the people we are each day. The motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, put it this way, “You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
I can’t think of a better change in your life than through a consistent relationship with God!
Think about it this way; we check our emails, text our friends and business associates, Facebook, Tweet, and surf the net on our phones, computers, and televisions. We are always online in some form or fashion. But what if we plugged into God instead? What if we could continuously “tweet” our needs and desires to God, what would that do for our daily thoughts and actions. Would it fundamentally change the way we think and act?
The answer is YES! And for the better!
Prayer puts us into direct contact with God, and you can’t be in constant contact with God without it fundamentally challenging the world’s norm in your life and how you react to the people around you.
So, put down your cell phone, turn off the T.V., and pray. Pray while you’re sitting, standing, kneeling, lying down, running, or walking. Pray out loud or silently. Pray in praise, in desperation, in thanksgiving, and in despair. Pray your anger and pray your joy. God does not care how; He just cares how much.