March 27, 2013

Hebrews 12:12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees

Are you ready and willing to pray to God when required? Are you brave enough to say “yes I will pray”? Are you committed enough to pray for others when they need it?

God would like us to be able to be free enough to come to Him in prayer at any time of the day or night, whether someone is in dire need or not. God wants a personal relationship with us that goes beyond “a friend in need”.

We need to be encouraged in prayer always and to do so freely whenever we want to and certainly not to be held back just because the world think we should be busy with something else!

March 26, 2013

Psalm 55:16 As for me, I will call upon God, And the Lord shall save me.

People will look to all sorts of thing to try and keep themselves happy or to pull them out of holes when things have gone pear shaped. The more things we try the more we seem to want to search for to find the best solution.

Aiming for the very best to start with would seem obvious until you ask people what is best; many will still be searching.

King David found the best early on in life and continually aimed at getting things right with God. We should be too because it is God who has given us this all to start with.

March 25, 2013

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Prayer is an important part of our lives because it is how we make knows our hope to God. If we silently thought about things without openly talking to God we would forget what we asked for and in turn not see how He is answering our prayers.

Prayers are just as important to us because it is how we can remember our hopes and dreams.

Focusing on prayer each and every day will allow us to see how God answers our prayers but also the act of prayer focuses our minds on what we should be asking for.

Being thankful whilst asking for things shows that we do have hope that our prayers will be answered.

March 24, 2013

Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

We can be so joyful in the hope that God gives us that we may find that when we lose sight of that hope we feel even worse that before we knew that hope.

This is because the hope that we have in God is more precious than anything else we had before we knew Him. So when we do face tough times we have to be patient to wait for God to show us the way forward.

Lifting up our prayers at all times will allow us to be aware of what God has in store for us, feeding our hope and filling us with joy again.