The Risk of Not Praying

Prayer moves things in heaven to move things on earth. When you don’t pray, you risk missing out on the fullness of all God wants to do.  That’s because you can’t have the full engagement of God unless you’re fully engaged in prayer.

If you’re struggling to pray, ask yourself where else you’re struggling in your faith. Is your belief or your obedience faltering?

How to Build a Prayer Life

Jesus’s death on the cross gives us full access to God – just as we are – and we can pray to Him at any time and as often as we’d like. We don’t have to wait for Sundays or special occasions.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

– Ephesians 6:18

If you want to develop a better prayer life, simply pick a place and a time, and put it on your calendar. Start with 5-10 minutes, and you might be surprised that you start to crave more. That’s because prayer isn’t born out of religion; it’s born out of relationship.

Your Strength Is in The Lord

The world tells us to be strong. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:10, “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

If you want to live a victorious life, you’re going to need more than your own power, strength, and grit. You’re going to need God’s infinite, limitless, resurrection power. Thankfully, once you’ve accepted Christ as your Savior, you have access to just that –  God’s supreme power.

Parents: Pray Over Your Kids

We need the power of God to strengthen our families, our kids, their lives, and their future!

Challenge to Parents: As our kids go to school, pray over them each morning before they run out the door, or on the drive that day. All it needs to be is a short and simple 1-minute prayer of blessing over them.

Relying on God’s Power

Asa was the third king of the Kingdom of Judah and the fifth king of the House of David. If he could come back and teach us one thing, it would:

When you rely on God’s power, you add God’s blessing and can miss hardship.

When you rely on human power, you can miss God’s blessing and add hardship.

God is more powerful than you imagine or think. When you pray and seek Him, He will strengthen you!

I Hate Being Powerless

Often we’re not helpless, but we do find ourselves powerless. There are just some things outside of our control. We can’t win on our own!

When we move from beyond “helpless” into “powerless”, we have to decide what we’re going to do. Are we going to trust God or try to solve the situation ourselves? What we need to remember is that God is more powerful than we think.