Luke 5:16 NKJ
So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.
As we have been sharing this week according to Amos 3:3, how can two walk together unless they agree? On the same note, how can they agree if they are not communicating? One of the most important thing in a relationship is communication. In fact it is said, as blood is to the body, so is communication to a relationship. When communication dies or is broken then a fall out in the relationship is inevitable.
If there is one person who walked with God and in the demonstration of his power it was Jesus. Jesus walked with God the Father and in fact he said he only does that which he sees the father do. That tells you the kind of close knit relationship they had. One thing that is so evident about the life of Jesus is his prayer life. It was so evident that it was the one thing his disciples asked him to teach them.
Yesterday we talked about reading the word and having a real deep love for Gods word but we must recognize that this goes hand in hand with prayer.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 | NIV
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
To walk with God we must walk in His will and from the above scripture one thing is for sure, prayer is right in the center of Gods will for our life. God desires to have an intimate relationship with us. it is the place of prayer and reading His word that he reveals to us what his purpose for us is.
Prayer was so important to Daniel that he was not willing to give it up even when his very existence depended on it. He had such a deep walk with God that God came through for him and protected him from the lions in the den. That’s the kind of relationship that God desires to have with each one of us.
Prayer is a discipline that each one has to develop,no one can do it for you and when you truly love God then prayer ceases to be a religious duty you perform and instead it becomes a relationship that you always look forward to.
Is prayer a duty and a drag that you engage in grudgingly or is it a joy you look forward to?
What is one thing you really enjoy about prayer?
What is one thing you struggle with when it comes to prayer?