The power of prayer to God our creator and father in Heaven
Though Jesus came on earth to teach us how to live a life that is pleased to God, there are still someone out there who do not know the mighty power given to us in the act of praying to God in Jesus name. And even when many would say today: Why pray when God already has it all under control and know exactly what to do? The truth is, if we do not pray and surrender all of our lives and struggles to Jesus, we will not be able to enjoy life in the presence of God.
So, we need to pray because men/God’s most sublime creation need to be in alignment with God’s word, plans and promises through our entire being in an overall integral manner. This means that even though God has a perfect plan that he will fulfill for every men on earth for a life full of greatness and joy in His perfect majesty, it is through faith and obedience that we will be able to reach and enjoy the promises of God. Meaning by this that we need to agree with God and follow Him loyally.
But faith cannot reach the required size of a mustard seed if we do not live in communication and communion with God. And obedience cannot be achieved but through the power and strength given through Jesus our redeemer and saviour. Our strength is nothing when it comes to obey, fulfill and stand up to do God’s will. That is the reason why Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to everyone after leaving the earth. Thanks be to God for making this possible for us. Amen.
But to live in communication and communion with God we need to ask Christ to strengthen and equip us through the Holy Spirit. So, that we may be able to follow Christ footsteps in becoming thoroughly and strongly prayerful, faithful, reading and analysing the word of God on a daily basis, learning to listen to the Holy Spirit manifesting itself in our daily circumstances, and obeying God’s word in the chapter of our individual lives.
Well, yes my beloved brethren. God made every life a new chapter in his word so that no man, no system, no church, no political party or any manner of so called solutions will pop up and claim they have the solution to our lives. As this is how the enemy of our souls empt us to rely on anything else rather than on God. Nevertheless, the word of God says that God will never leave us nor forsake us, and that anything or anyone else out of the realm of God is meant for our destruction. Because only one has given the power to save us from all that threats our life in eternity with God, and he is Jesus Christ our redeemer and saviour.
Keep your lamp burning, because you do not know the time or the day when the bridegroom will come (25:1-13): Prayer is an integral package given to mankind, and works at its best with fasting and reading the Holy scriptures.
- Pray without ceasing (1 Thes. 5:17–19)
- “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart with fasting and weeping and mourning.” (Joel 2:12)
- The primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God. — James Merritt
Very important: Jesus said that anything you do to get closer to God, do it in His (Jesus) Holy Name (John 16:24). All things are made and fulfilled through Jesus (Colossians 1: 16).