‘…it is time to seek the Lord…’ Hosea 10:12 NKJV
The place of prayer is where you meet with God to be instructed, corrected, cleansed, loved, built up and prepared to do His will. It can be anywhere, but it must be somewhere! It can be anytime, but it must be a set time. Without prayer, what do you have to draw on? You’ll work harder and harder but get less and less done because you’re operating in your own strength. But after you’ve prayed you’ll struggle less and accomplish more because you’re operating in God’s strength. If you’re spending hours on Facebook but say you’ve no time to pray, ‘It is time to seek the Lord.’ If you’re living comfortably with sins that once troubled you, ‘It is time to seek the Lord.’ If you’re speaking words of bitterness towards someone who hurt you, ‘It is time to seek the Lord.’ If having material things consumes so much of your energy that there’s none left for God and your family, ‘It is time to seek the Lord.’
The New Testament church grew so fast that the apostles found themselves with no time to pray. So they said, ‘…It is not right…’ (Acts 6:2 NCV) That’s where you must start! If you’ve forsaken the place of prayer it will show up in your attitudes and actions. What did the apostles do? They said, ‘…we will give ourselves continually to prayer…’ (Acts 6:4 KJV) And look what happened: ‘…the Word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied…’ (Acts 6:7 KJV) If you’ve come this far with little prayer, inconsistent prayer, or no prayer, think how far you’ll go when you begin to pray.
SoulFood: Exo 36–38, Matt 9:1–13, Ps 89:38–52, Pro 3:1–2
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