1st, January 2017
Jeremiah 29: 12 (MSG)
“When you call on (speak to) me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.
When two individuals share their views with one another or speak to another we call it communication. However, when one of these individual is considered a supreme being, then we term it ‘praying’. Basically, prayer is communication with our Father and an understanding of this truth can make all the difference. What makes ‘prayer’ is communicating with the Father. It has nothing to do with length, presentation, posture, or location.
Though dictionary definition and generally accepted definitions have made ‘prayer’ to imply a solemn (formal) request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God, as children of the Kingdom we must understand that this is not the Father’s idea of what prayer is. It is beyond making requests or expressing gratitude. Prayer is not a religious activity or rite. Prayer is simply communicating with the Father. The simplest of sentences consciously and intentionally directed to the Father is a prayer; whether it be ‘I need your help Lord’, ‘Thank You Jesus’ or ‘I love you Lord’.
The Father instituted and made talking possible so that we may communicate with one another and with Him. He gave us communication with others to help us understand communication with Him; just as the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made (Romans 1: 20 ASV).
However, knowing that prayer is simply communicating with the Father is only the beginning. Just as uttering words doesn’t make for effective communication, even so, there are a few things or knowledge that makes for effective prayer and we shall be looking at them for the rest of the month
Father, thank You for the privilege to communicate with you. Thank You for not making communicating with you a laborious and tedious act. You gave me my tongue so that I can communicate with You and I choose to use them for that purpose. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Isaiah 1: 18 Come, let’s talk this over, says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!
Extracted from our Daily walk of perfection(January 2017). Get this months devotional at: https://iiconlinestore.biz/index.php?route=product/category&path=68