Has It Come To This?
Human nature is a frustrating thing. At least I get frustrated with it. I don’t think of spiritual things as soon as I should. Take prayer for instance. I forget to pray. Oh, I remember when habit dictates it. But when trouble comes, I fuss, I try to fix it, I complain, I may even seek counsel. Eventually, I give up and pray.
At these times I have things backwards. Prayer becomes a last resort, as if something horrible has happened. “Has it come to this? Wow!”
God says a lot about prayer in the Bible, but this verse seems the most all-encompassing. “Pray without ceasing.” To me this means that I am in a constant state of conversation with God. He is with me no matter where I go or what I do. Since He is with me, I can ask His advice at the first inkling of stress. I can trust in His guidance, even if it is contrary to my feeble thinking.
I just need to remember to be a prayer praying prayers.
“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17.
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