Pressing into Prayer

Sometimes it is hard to pray. Sometimes we may not be in the mood to pray or we are not sure what to pray, but prayer is a BIG thing. How many things do we do before we "get to prayer". Sometimes we may even feel unworthy to pray for whatever reason. When we neglect prayer, however, we neglect asking for God's intervention and guidance. We need to major on the majors and stop making excuses.

Zacchaeus was not like some of us. He pressed his way to Jesus. He made the time to seek Him. He was not ashamed about what people thought of him and was rewarded by a visit from Jesus. Prayer is like that. When we move in faith believing God to take notice of us, He does. He sees us and will visit us. He will come into our house as well. We waits for your invitation to intervene in your life.

Prayer is two-way communication. We speak to the Lord and He speaks back to us. Sometimes we only share our hearts with God and do not wait to see what He has to say to us. We do not want our prayer lives to be a one-way street and we come to God only for what He can give us. Pressing into God is seeking His face and not just His hand. What is the real posture of your prayer life? How bad do you want Jesus at your house?

Prayer: Jesus, come in. I need You to speak to me. Help me to keep the main thing the main thing and to not major on minor things. Give me the courage to press into your presence no matter what others think in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Action: Read this story in Luke 19:1-10. How are you like or unlike Zacchaeus? Ask God to speak to your heart after you have poured out yours to Him.

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A ministry moment of prayer with sisters in Christ this week.

Comments

  1. This is such a good reminder. I love how you said Zacchaeus PRESSED INTO JESUS. I'm guilty of not pressing into Him and only turning to Him when I think about it/when it crosses my mind. Prayer is not always my go-to. I don't know why it's so hard either! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Prayer can be hard because our flesh war against our spirit. Even prayer is spiritual warfare!

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  2. God is good! I love to pray and need to make a point to do so more often. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Xox,
    Farrah & London
    Londonhadalittlelamb.com

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