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Take Up Your Cross February 4th 2015

Are you familiar with God’s supernatural power through a spiritual lifeline of unceasing prayer with Him?

Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV)

It is not a spiritually viable plan for man to be down on his knees in prayer all hours of the day.  However, man can be always in an attitude of prayer as he goes about God’s business throughout the day as he sojourns in this world.  Having an attitude of prayer can help carry man through any situation he finds himself in.  It is having a direct and personal communication line open to God any time of the day or night.

God desires that we maintain a robust and active prayerful relationship with Him.  Our wireless connection to God can become filled with intermittent interference and spiritual roadblocks. God’s Word tells us there are certain things that will impede our prayer life with God.  If our relationship with Him is not right our communication with Him will suffer.  Our relationship with God begins to widen as man allows the filthiness of sin to come between and man begins to drift away from God’s holiness and crawl back into his own filthy garments.  Prayer is our lifeline to an intimate relationship with God based upon His righteousness at work in our life.

God gives us His Spirit and His Word which contain all the biblical ingredients for a successful spiritual life filled with prayer and obedience producing fruits of righteousness:

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7 KJV)

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. (1 John 3:22 KJV)

To recap: If our prayer life suffers it is us that have moved away from being spiritually centered in God.  Secondly sin can get in the way of our prayer conversations with God and we need to keep a short list of sin needing confessed.  Third, our obedience is an important element of a close relationship with God.  Lastly, God desires to give us what we intimately desire in our heart according to His will for our life.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearHow is your prayer life close and personal; or off center and not in direct connection with His supernatural power?


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