Sunday, August 26, 2018
The Benefit Of Prayer
ISAIAH 40:31 NKJ 31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Most people look at prayer only as asking God for things. If that defines your prayer life, you are really missing out.
Prayer is communication with God -- the greatest privilege on earth.
Prayer is visiting with God. It can include asking for things, but is primarily spending time in God's presence, soaking up His life, His wisdom, and His strength.
Isaiah reveals an important truth to us: those who spend time with God get new strength. Literally, they exchange strength with Him. When we spend time with God He somehow takes away our weakness and replaces it with His strength. What a deal!
As we spend time focused on God, in His presence, we are also changed into His likeness.
2 CORINTHIANS 3:18 NKJ 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image...
So, if you need more strength to face life, if you want to be more like God, or if you want to develop a closer relationship with the most amazing Being in the universe -- prayer is your answer.
Don't worry about knowing the right words or being formal. Just talk to God as you would to a well-respected friend.
SAY THIS: Excuse me, I think I'll visit with God.
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