Posted by: missionventureministries | August 31, 2010

“And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22

 “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22

When a person is born again, the life of the Son of God is born in him and he is filled with the Holy Spirit. Prayer is vital in the life of the saint and through prayer he can nourish or starve his new life in Christ. When we pray, it is like watering a garden; we nourish our spirit and soul by being in the presence of the Lord.

Many look upon prayer as a means of getting things, but from God’s perspective it is a way of getting to know Him better.  Jesus said: “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to whim who knocks it will be opened.” Our faith is to be like that of a little child, but how many of us ask like a child? Our Lord says – “Except you become as little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” In the kingdom of heaven, there is joy, peace and trust. We need to approach the throne of God with total faith and need to give Jesus Christ an opportunity to show us what He wants to do in our lives.

It is unfortunate that people many times will not pray or ask unless they are at their wits’ end. A person needs to learn to speak to God at all times and not only when they get into trouble. Many times when we get into difficulty, we seek the advice of others instead of seeking God’s guidance. The best counsel we can get is by humbling ourselves before our heavenly Father and asking Him to restore our fellowship with Him. We should always come to God first with our problems which He is so gracious to listen to and the Lord will guide us when we spend time in His presence. We need to realize that as long as we are self-sufficient, and do not ask God for anything, we end up failing miserably.

An intimate fellowship through prayer is what changes a person, and this in turn gives them the strength through the Holy Spirit to change things. Prayer alters things internally which are expressed externally by our attitude and conduct.

When we do not pray, what suffers is the life of the Son of God in the believer, which is nourished not only by food, but by prayer and the reading of His Word. MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

Thank you Lord for the desire to stay in constant fellowship with You through prayer. Amen

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