Monday, February 9, 2015

Today in our Monday Manna circle we will talk about prayer.  Prayer is our dialogue with God.  It’s not something that is very popular, yetit is needed.  Most Christians will do everything else before they pray.  I can remember when I was going through one of my darkest hours.  My husband had just informed me that he no longer wanted to be married and that he was going to be leaving the home.  In my mind I was confused, hurt, angry, and upset.  Although I was feeling all of these emotions, I knew God was going to give me a peace about it all.  I knew this because I had a solid prayer life.   As the days grew closer for him to leave, I began to ask God for direction.  I didn’t have a clear understanding right
away.  It took some time before it all came clear to me.  It wasn’t until I activated my faith and truly leaned on God for EVERYTHING, that I was able to hear God.   (Revelation 2:17) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.  (Revelation 2:17)   This was a faith move for me.  I had to go from partially leaning and depending on another individual for 10years to totally depending on God for everything.  There were a lot of days where I would ask God, “What happened?”  “Did I miss you?”  “Did I do something wrong?”  “Did I make you angry?”  It wasn’t until I began to go to God in prayer that I really got an answer.  The answer wasn’t a direct answer about my marriage, but it was a direct answer about my life.  I say that to say this.  There are times in your life when you will be at the end of your rope.  You will feel like you have no more options, but when you take it to the Lord in prayer, he shows up.  Prayer is our communication with God.  This is how we get instructions from him.  If we never spend time with God, how will we know what he is trying to communicate .  Prayer is where you can leave everything at his feet.  The word lets us know in (Romans 8:26) In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. This reminds us that even when we don’t have any words for God, he understands.  When the situation hurts to the point that you cannot pray, God understands. So when you have no words and you don’t think that your prayers are being heard, let the spirit make intercession for you and watch God Hear and answer your prayers.  Whatever you do, don’t stop praying!      
Be Blessed. 

    In His Service and Yours

    Deb Merriweather


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