Being in a constant state of prayer is important for Christians. Having open communication with Jesus is the key… to hearing Jesus, obeying Jesus, and honoring Jesus.
8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
If our prayers only go in one direction, it’s not really prayer. Prayer is:
- A two-way conversation
- Intimate communication
- Close communion
- We have instant access and constant contact
- We have sweet fellowship
- There is dialogue
Prayer is how we relate to the Father through the Son by way of the Holy Spirit:
- We receive power-little prayer, little power; much prayer, much power
- We receive solace-comfort, safety, peace, a lifeline
- We have a foundation; He is our Rock for everything we think, say, and do
- We have a secure source for life, truth, vision, and the future
Prayer gets us in touch with God and in sync with His Spirit. It also gives us focus and puts everything in focus. We hear words of encouragement and feel His conviction. What we DON’T hear are words of discouragement and condemnation. Those are from the devil.
As we practice putting off our old person and putting on Christ, we are as successful as our prayer life. There is no way I can be patient if I try to do it in my own power. I need His power and His counsel on how to be patient if I am to be successful. The same goes for using kind words–which kind words? When? to whom? I need His direction. Oh, would you look at that! H.I.S. It’s the Holy Spirit with me inbetween!
H(OLY) “I” S(PIRIT)
This is how we are to live: With us in the middle of the Holy Spirit every second of every day! Our conversation with Jesus will be continuous as we lean on Him more and more and as we read and read His Word. Meeting with our brothers and sisters in Christ and worshiping together helps, too, even if it’s virtual.
As we honor/remember our mothers today, may we honor Christ as our Savior.
Abba, I look forward to sitting down with Mom one of these days and hearing all about her adventures in heaven. Then I want to go on some with her! I’m sure looking forward to it. As Robin and I go to see her mom today, may You bless our fellowship with family. Guide us with Your counsel throughout this day, O Lord. I’m counting on You–for everything! Amen.