- 1 Thessalonians 5:17~ ...pray without ceasing...
- Pretty simple...NEVER STOP PRAYING!
- Ok, so my observation sounds simple enough but how do I actually not stop praying? Well praying isn't always getting alone with God, on my knees, with tears pouring down my face. Granted sometimes it is and that's good but to put it simply, prayer is just talking to God. When Paul says pray without ceasing it just means to carry on a conversation with Him throughout my day. Imagine your best friend being at your house everyday but you never say a word to her. Or maybe you do say a few things but it's only first thing in the morning for exactly 30 minutes. You set the timer or watch the clock, then you don't say another word to her the rest of the day. She's still there, she still talks to you and helps you out and loves you but you don't acknowledge her until the next morning. Chances are you wouldn't treat another human that way. We shouldn't treat God that way. Thank Him for a new day when you get up. Tell Him how good the coffee smells. Ask Him to bless your meals. Ask Him for your favorite parking place at Walmart then thank Him for it when you get it. Ask Him what flavor of yogurt to get when you can't decide between the 140 choices they give you. Yes, He wants to be that involved in your life! Big things, little things, and everything in between. We don't always have big important things to pray about. Why would the Bible say to never stop praying if God didn't care about EVERYTHING in my life?
- Thank you Lord for Your Word and the promises in it. Thank You for the reminder to pray without ceasing. Thank You for the concern You have for every area of my life. Please give me gentle reminders throughout the day to talk to You. Please don't let me forget that You are always near and that You desire to have that close relationship with me. I love You so much. In Jesus Name, amen!