Thursday, April 3, 2014

Prayer Power

             The storm's a coming and we cannot stop it.  What shall we do?  We should turn our worries into prayers.  Psalm 4;1  ''Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.''
             The trouble is that most often we don't call out to God, but rather we let our fears control us with worry.  'Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.'  Over and over again God says, “Ask of me, and I will” and “If my people will humble themselves and pray, then will I . . .” and “Ask and it will be given to you.”
           '' Moreover, there is scriptural evidence that there are times when our failure to ask God for something results in his holding back on the blessings or protection he wanted to provide.  Ezekiel 22:30-31  ''I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”  No matter how you interpret passages like this one, one thing is clear: God wants us to pray.'' []
             When we feel drained, like our cell phone batteries, we should plug into our true charging power.....prayer.  It is always available but you must be willing to connect with that outlet.