It's Time to Pray

Here are a few truths you need to know about prayer.

It doesn't come naturally.  Prayer is a learned discipline, not a natural habit.

Prayer isn't your holy, heavenly, Godly, to-do-list.

It isn't like getting the oil changed in your car in 30 minutes or less.  Prayer takes time and patience.

Prayer is more about others than it is about yourself.  Faithfulness is always selfless.

I am reading Jesus on Leadership by C. Gene Wilkes.  In it, there is a principle you will discover, God always honors the obedient over the ambitious.  If you get this principle, you'll be liberated from a lot of guilt.  The world and even the community of faith that you are a part of can impose its dreams and goals for your life.  If you don't hit those goals, they will determine that you are a failure.

Prayer is more about your obedience than your ambition.

As Jesus taught in Matthew 6, not my will but Yours be done.  

Jesus prayed often.  What did He pray for?  The will of His Father.

John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

What are you praying for today?

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, what do You want me to do today?  AMEN