Do not simply “do words” and spit back Christian rhetoric without ever communicating with God. We are all guilty of doing this at one point or another.
Jesus said that the temple, or to modernize it, the church should be known as a house of prayer. It should be known as a house of prayer above being a house of worship or good teaching.
Successful Christians, who really committed to doing what God had called them to, and then went after it, have a strong prayer life.
Something is deeply wrong and unconnected in your walk with God, if you do not make time to pray, and think about prayer on a daily basis. We have become too connected to the world we are simply traveling through. It has become so consuming that we don’t even take the time to pray anymore.
Acts 2:42, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
The early church thrived and grew because of these four reasons. Because they:
- Devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching. They took what was being taught to them and they began to apply it to their lives and to their minds. It began to permeate their lives, and in turn burned like a wild fire and spread.
- Fellowship. We are a family and a team. Fellowship comes when we begin partnering together and sharing the dream to serve God with all of our hearts, souls and minds. It is not simply a social hour.
- Breaking of Bread. This is communion. They were consistent. That is a totally separate teaching, and maybe I will do a blog post in the future on this 🙂
- Prayer. And this brings us to prayer! This is what we will talking about for the rest of the month.
Remember everything in a Christian life, comes back to having a strong prayer life and being still before the Lord. Just Be Still.
I want to encourage you today, and the days to come, to spend time with the Lord. Set everything aside and simply pray. You will walk away from that time feeling refreshed and ready to face the rest of your day and week.
Have a beautiful day ❤