Call it what you will; a song, a quote or just a really nice saying. “Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right”. Every day our God gives us life should bring us to our knees. The very breath you just took was a gift from Him to keep you alive. There will be days you and I feel pretty good and then there’ll be those days we wish we had another 30 minutes to sleep. There will be good times and there will be bad times but through it all we have a loving heavenly Father watching over us, directing us and leading us in the ways best meant for us. I’m convinced that prayer is one of the most precious blessings God has ever given us. Even if you’re confined to bed, a wheelchair or a prison cell no one can keep you from conversing with your God! Last night many of us had the opportunity to enjoy watching “War Room”. It’s an incredibly powerful movie designed to bring us to the understanding of how precious a prayer closet can be. It shows the importance of spending time with God, alone, undisturbed and unabated. When was the last time you can say you’ve had an all-out pouring out of your heart to God? And when was the last time you engaged in that type of prayer on behalf of someone other than yourself? It’s one thing to pour out our hearts for our own issues…it’s a POWERFUL thing to wrestle with God over someone we love and it’s a FREEING thing to engage in spiritual warfare over the things God wants most for His creation. God is waiting. He longs to hear from you. He wants you to acknowledge Him in prayer. Take the time. Find your closet. Grab a pillow to cushion your knees and pray. Pour your heart out to your Creator and watch what happens to your faith, your spiritual strength and your willingness to bless the lives of those around you.
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you! Kevin
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.