12 Apr

Pray to stay

Prayer is not so much about a time spent with God as it is an ongoing attitude or posture with Him. Otherwise how might we ever pray without ceasing?

The key to prayer is inclusion. The more we include God, the more we pray.

Excluding God from our life is like passing on an opportunity to have Kevin Durant play on your basketball team.

The more we pursue his presence, the more peace is paramount and power is prominent.

Invite him in and he will help you out! Pray when prompted. Pray all day and you’ll play to stay!

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The following was read the day after the previous was written.

FROM JESUS CALLING 4-13

When I give you no special guidance, stay where you are. Concentrate on doing your everyday tasks in awareness of My Presence with you. The Joy of My Presence will shine on you, as you do everything for Me. Thus you invite Me into every aspect of your life. Through collaborating with Me in all things, you allow My Life to merge with yours. This is the secret not only of joyful living but also of victorious living. I designed you to depend on Me moment by moment, recognizing that apart from Me you can do nothing.

Be thankful for quiet days, when nothing special seems to be happening. Instead of being bored by the lack of action, use times of routine to seek My Face. Although this is an invisible transaction, it speaks volumes in spiritual realms. Moreover, you are richly blessed when you walk trustingly with Me through the routines of your day.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
—Colossians 3:23

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
—John 15:5

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
—Psalm 105:4

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