The Relationship: Communing With God

1 Thessalonians 5:

16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Praying without ceasing is possible. If were not possible, the Apostle Paul wouldn’t have commanded it. It is possible to pray each day but also to remain in a posture of prayer. What I mean is that I have my personal prayer devotion, but I also want to be able to talk to God throughout the day. I rely on God to help me in my job, in my leisure, with my relationships etc. I would compare a posture of prayer in this way. I don’t hesitate to speak with Him because I know His desire is to help me. I have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of me so I can be an effective witness for Christ on the Earth. Sometimes I speak out loud and sometimes softly to the Spirit praying for God to help me throughout each day.

The posture of prayer is like this: I used to listen to a radio in my office. When a student came in, I would lower the volume until it was inaudible. After the student left, I would turn it back up. I did not turn it off. I believe we too can remain in a posture of prayer so that we could speak with God about all matters of our lives throughout the day. We can be easily given to prayer.

Prayer is relationship with God. I talk to Him and He talks to me. God is the most important relationship in any Christian’s life. Communion with Him is not just for me to get stuff from Him. O I thank Him because He wants to give us all things  Yes – He cares about what we want. He knows the deepest parts of us and is in love with us. He doesn’t just love us at a distance. He loves deeply – having placed every character trait in us, knowing us, knowing our worst – knowing our best and always choosing to see us through the Blood He shed for us. This relationship is love beyond any earthly love. It is not only for now but it is for eternity. We will be communing with God forever. We were created to be His family.

Please pray about what is important to you but also find out what is important to God. Ask Him to share His heart with you for people, animals, nations, His will to be done. Let us as a Church pray what God wants for us: to share His heart. I want to be a friend to Him. He has been so awesome to me.

Revelation 7:

15 Therefore,

they are before the throne of God,
and serve Him day and night in His temple.
And He who sits on the throne
will dwell among them.

There is some religious lie that says that prayer is boring or that it is hard or that it is only for certain people. The truth is – should you be wholly giving yourself to God, He will commune with you. You will feel His presence: joy, peace, love, revelation. Worshipping God is joy beyond all explanation. It is what we were created to do. as we speak to God and listen to Him, joy is released in us. The gifts of the Spirit will bubble forth as we pray in other tongues. We will build up our spirit as we pray and worship.  We are transformed from glory to glory into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ each time we pray and praise.

Psalm 16:

11 You will make known to me the path of life;
in Your presence is fullness of joy;
at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Please, if you read this and you are thinking that’s not me right now – yeah I remember being like that… please ask God to soften your heart. Ask God to give you your first love for Him as you once had. Please, press in to the deeper things of God by seeking Jesus Christ. Pray and ask God to speak to you. Make it a priority to reconnect with Him. I promise you, connecting with God goes beyond any pleasure of the Earth and is the only way to live your life – Christian.

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