Do you have the passion and time to pray? Many Christians want so many great things but don’t have the time to pray them into manifestation. For some Christians, it is hard work and time-consuming. However, it is the main source of a victorious Christian living on earth. This post states why you must love praying to God Always.
Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know – Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV).
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls – Matthew 11:28-29 ([NKJV).
Why should it be a difficult thing to pray to God Almighty if He is your Father? If you are His son or daughter you will look forward to your conversations with Him, if not your relationship with the Lord is questionable. Relationships are built on communications, and that is prayer when it is with God. Prayer is the act of communicating with God. It is dwelling in the Lord’s presence, and you can’t be in His presence and remain the same.
WHY PRAY TO GOD ALWAYS?
1. Prayer grows your relationship with the Father
Prayer gives you the opportunity to build up your relationship with the Lord. Communication is the cement for relationships and that goes for your relationship with God too. The more you talk with God in prayer the more you know and love Him, the stronger your faith in Him (Jude 20) and the more of Him you want in your life. This is a fellowship if you experience once you would love to return for more. Enoch in Genesis 5:24 must have been enjoying his fellowship with God that he kept going back again and again to the point that the Lord took him. All the people God used mightily in the scriptures were people who had a great relationship with Him. Abraham was called his friend, David a man after God’s heart and many others whose exploits emanated from their relationship with the Father.
2. You become like the Almighty God
Dwelling in the Lord’s presence always helps you to become more like Him. As iron sharpens iron so does God sharpen the countenance of whosoever dwells with Him (Proverbs 27:17), just as when you dwell around fire for long, you end up smelling of smoke. For instance, Moses’ face shone brightly after dwelling with the Father and his brethren saw it (Genesis 34:29-35). Furthermore, Proverbs 13:20 says that he who walks with the wise will be wise, as such walking with the only wise God (Romans 16:27) will make you very wise.
3. Prayer altar is a place of rest and peace.
Jesus invited everyone that is heavy laden to come to Him so that they can have rest. Christ, the Prince of peace, has the power to give peace to all who come to Him. In prayer, His nature of peace rubs off on you and as you talk with Him, what you learn from Him will help you find rest for your soul (Matthew 11:28-29). A troubled soul never leaves the Lord’s presence still sorrowful. Therefore, anytime you are troubled choose to pray and you will see how restful you will be at the end.
4. God’s plan for your life is discovered
Through prayers you discover the path the Lord has mapped out for you per time. You will not only discover His ordained purpose for your life, but every step towards its realization will also be revealed to you as you seek His face in prayer. Ezra and the Israelites sought from the Lord the right way for them, their little ones and all their possessions as they returned to Jerusalem and He answered their prayer (Ezra 8:21-23). You can’t make mistake in your decisions if you will always inquire of God before acting. David never lost a battle because he would always inquire of God of what steps to take before engaging in a battle (1 Samuel 30:8, 2 Samuel 5:19).
5. Prayer secures your victory over all oppressions of the devil
If God be for you who can be against you (Romans 8:31). You secure divine intervention, and deliverance from all oppressions of the enemy. Every force of darkness bows at the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9-11). Prayer keeps you on fire for Jesus which in turn keeps the enemy far from you. The hotter you become, the farther the enemy will be to you, just like a house fly will keep away from hot foods and perch on cold ones.
6. Prayer guarantees success and exploits
Through prayers, you secure the ideas and strategies by which you do exploits and enjoy all round success. The “all-knowing” God through prayers reveals great and mighty things to those who care to ask Him (Jeremiah 33:3). There is nothing impossible (Luke 1:37) or hard (Jeremiah 32:17) for our God. He has the answers to all questions and solutions to all challenges, and is ever willing to make them known to you if you will engage your heart in prayer (Jeremiah 30:21).
7. Prayer changes people and things
When you ask God in faith to change people or things in line with His word, He does it. So, no matter the issue bring it to the Lord in prayer, believing, and you will receive your answered prayer. Isaac sought God concerning Rebecca and He caused her to conceive and to give birth (Genesis 25:21). Elijah prayed that there be no rain and it was so, and he prayed again and the Lord sent rain (James 5:17). That challenge before you may still be there because you have not sought for its change in effectual and fervent prayer (James 5:16). Pray and you will see a change.
In conclusion, your success in life as a Christian depends greatly on your prayer life. If you love your life and want success then you should love praying to God. God is your creator and has the manual for your life, talking to Him in prayer reveals the manual to you. Those who love praying to God are those who do exploits and have great testimonies to share. Start praying without ceasing today and join them in experiencing the supremacy of God Almighty.
Jesus is Lord!
Grace and peace of God be unto you.
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