Pray without ceasing!
Never stop praying!
1 Thessalonians 5:17
I listened to a song this morning that included the words, “I live life walking on my knees.” What a powerful way to express an ongoing relationship with God! What a powerful way to live!
In December, I committed to making changes in my life for the new year; not resolutions that would change based on my feelings or situations but developing achievable goals within set time frames.
There are Christians who believe that we should never set goals, or make plans for our lives. However, that mindset is not supported by biblical teaching. We are not to wander through life aimlessly.
Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. John 14:14 NLT
Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 NLT
Because God tells us in Isaiah 55:8 (NLT):
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”
First, we must present our desires, plans, and goals to God in prayer for approval; even so, our prayer must include the question: God what would you have me to do in my life?
I am happy to say that although God approved my goals, He rearranged and prioritized them according to His will. In our walk with God, we must pray for the abilities to recognize and correctly discern when the Holy Spirit speaks to us in that “quiet and still voice.”
It was only after I prayed a heartfelt prayer that God revealed His priority for my life: To walk on my knees.”
I share God’s answer because it is applicable to all believers. God requires us to maintain a humble spirit and a contrite heart to serve and honor Him. We are unable to perform good deeds to achieve the changes that are pleasing to God. We must walk through life on our knees!
Challenge for today: Make known to God the changes that you desire in your life and wait for His answer.
Prayer for today: Dear God, We thank you for always hearing and answering our prayers. Please help us to walk through life on our knees by constantly communicating with you through prayer over every aspect of our lives. We desire a closer relationship with you; we desire you to prioritize what really matters in our day-to-day lives; and we desire most of all to be able to hear the still and quiet voice of the Holy Spirit. We ask these blessings upon our lives in your Son’s name, Jesus. Amen!
Sonya Johnson Ruiz