Thursday, October 19, 2006

Prayerful


I never feel more peace or comfort than when I am soaking my life in prayer. Like a sponge, we dry up- I used to think I could pray myself up through the week or even day. I thought, in the past, that one good session in the morning should be enough to boost me through my day. The Bible, however, tells us to "Pray without ceasing" 1Th 5:17. That sure takes practice, but I notice when I am in constant "conversation" with the Lord, I am keeping my thoughts in submission as well as my works committed to Him (Pro 16:3). Prayer is our resource no matter where we are in our walk, we have the same access to God! When our lives are bathed in prayer and hardships come, we will not fret or worry because we are leaning, with our whole hearts and minds, on our loving Father and safe in His Ark. We also then are riding on top of the stormy flood and sure of the solid prayerful vessel surrounding us. Just as Noah painstakingly took time with his sons to carefully and accurately build the Ark that God gave instruction for, we have been given instruction to build a vessel of faith through prayer and supplication- in God's Word. If we keep at it diligently, obediantly, in His Will (following instruction)- we will have a sealed, well built vessel that no storm can destroy.
Phl 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Jam 5:16 Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Mat 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Rom 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

1 Pe 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

7 comments:

Happymama said...

That's a great post, Heather.

I often find myself talking to the Lord when I don't even realize it. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true, if you pray continually, it keeps your steps straight. Not that my steps are always straight, but I have found that when my prayer life suffers, those steps beging to waver.

~Kristi

Free In Christ said...

Great post.

Heather said...

So true Kristi...it's a matter of habit. My paths get crooked often when I am not in constant conversation...liiike when things don't go my way for instance ;)

Trisha said...

Hello! I just saw your comment at Michelle's and stopped by. I am an American living in Japan (near Tokyo) with my Japanese husbadn and two kids. How long have you been in Okinawa? If you have a chance please stop by my blog. thanks!

dani said...

You are awesome!!!

Ashleigh said...

So, so true... something I've been thinking a lot about.

Michelle Hill said...

This is such a great post..