May God move us to the place where there is MOVEMENT!
The reality is that we are distracted.
Honestly I was in prayer service yesterday about persistence and felt like I wasn’t persistent enough.
After the teaching we began to pray and as a lingered there I couldn’t help but think how much we need to be more conditioned for prayer.
Our minds are on media big time!
Shows, series, programs, channels, postings, gamings, texting, messaging and on and on and on!!!
Are we conditioned for prayer the way that we as a body of Christ really need to be?
Do we really pray at least one hour a day?
As Jesus asked his disciples that had no idea how to pray, “Could you not watch one hour??”
“Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”” Matthew 26:36-41 NIV
How can we really seek the face of God where there is OUTPOURING! CHANGE! POWER! MOVEMENT! MIRACLES!
This is how the early church was and how we need to be!
BEING PRAYERFUL MAKES US POWERFUL!!!!
We don’t want to “struggle” in this area! We shouldn’t have to be! We should be vigilant and ready!
And I am only being as transparent as I can be from my perspective. I know there are intercessors out there. But we can clearly see the culture now running rampant and so much because we are not praying enough.
I want to be there and not think about the hallmark channel… my words with friends…. or answering messages…. I am definitely trying to ween more and more off media. I started with “times to go on and times to NOT GO ON!” Lol
That’s a big job! But we have a BIG GOD!
We need to be unsatisfied because that is what pushes us for more! It pushes us to do better! It pushes us from big distractions to the face of our BIG GOD! Just as I wrote in Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable!
Personally –I am unsatisfied. I want more! I want the victory in my prayer life so I can continue to walk in a powerful life.
The only thing that should ever satisfy us is having the deepest relationship with God!