Ephesians 3:12 says, “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”
The unfortunate thing is, we so often forget about this amazing resource and usually wait until the last minute or as a last resort.
The famous preacher, Charles Spurgeon put it like this:
Oh, God, thou hast given us a mighty weapon, and we have permitted it to rust. Would it not be a vile crime if a man had an eye given him which he would not open, or a hand that he would not lift up, or a foot that grew stiff because he would not use it. (C. H. Spurgeon.)
We go through life with worry, anxiety, frustration and hopelessness – when all along, all we have to do is lift our prayers to the ears of the Lord.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,” I Thessalonians 5:16-17
If you’re filled with worry, anxiety or despair, bring it to the feet of Jesus; however, once you bring it to Him you must be willing to leave it there.
The Lord didn’t promise that we would not have worry or burdens but He did promise that he would carry the heavy load.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”” Matthew 11:28-30
Remember – prayer isn’t meant to be our last resort but our first priority…
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
Stop & Reflect: Have you made prayer your first priority? Or do you save it as a life jacket for times when the waters are rough?
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