TargetPoint Vol 1 of 31
Today's Verse/Thought: PRAYER-The Slender Nerve of Power
II Chronicles 7:14 If My people . . . will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face . . .then I will hear . . . and will forgive . . . and heal . . .
Prayer is the SIMPLEST ACT a creature of God can perform. It is divine communion with our heavenly Father. Prayer gives FOCUS to our faith. In prayer we see beyond ourselves and focus spiritual eyes on God's infinite power. Prayer is also man's ultimate indication of TRUST in his heavenly Father. Only in prayer do we surrender our problems completely to God and ask for divine intervention.
To spend little time with Jesus is to accomplish little in Jesus. Simply stated, there is no true spiritual growth apart from spending time alone with God.
When man prays, GOD RESPONDS. Difficult situations change. Unexplained miracles occur. Where do we begin in this quest for spiritual power? We need only follow the instinct of the heart to pray. This searching instinct fills the human spirit. The moment we turn to Christ it comes alive.
DETERMINE to give God a specific time for prayer each day. To begin with, set your alarm 15 minutes earlier than usual. Grab that cup of coffee and then sit down with Him. CHOOSE a place to pray: it could be in that certain chair in your living room... it could be continued at the kitchen sink, or perhaps driving to work.
To begin using this simple plan of twelve aspects of prayer outlined in this TargetPoint series (in the next 31 Volumes), you can DIVIDE THE TIME you set aside into twelve points of focus. This allows a specific amount of time for each aspect of prayer. Start with one or two minutes for each.
ASK God today to help you to be willing and able to make time for Him on a consistent basis. SCHEDULE this very important appointment with Him . . . and ASK with new confidence . . . Lord, teach me to pray!
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Praise, The Act of Divine Adoration - What Is It?