Going Deeper in Prayer
Most people know what Prayer is. Most people pray to God in times of desperation. They cry out to God when they're in a crisis. They call upon the name of the Lord when they need deliverance. They beseech the Lord to answer them when they are in a time of lack. They petition God when they want something really badly.
But how many know God is calling us DEEPER into the things of God. God is calling us deeper into prayer. The prayer that God is calling us to is a habit of prayer, a lifestyle of prayer, or a PRAYER LIFE. You might say, I know what this means. It means that we should pray unceasingly, right? Well...yes, but there's more. You might say, I know what this means. It means we are supposed to read our Joyce Meyer devotional every day, right? Well....yes, but there's more. You might say, I know what this means. It means we are supposed to read through the Bible in one year, right? Well....yes, but there's more.
Remember the message from Ezekiel 47 where there was a RIVER that flowed from the throne of God. The prophet Ezekiel saw a man with a line in his hand who went out into the water 1000 cubits, and it was ankle deep, another 1000 cubits, and it was knee deep, another 1000 cubits and it was waist deep, and another 1000 cubits and it was over his head. It was a river that could not be passed. It picked Ezekiel up and sent him down the river of God.
When it comes to prayer,
• Praying over your food is getting your big toe wet (unless you are like some people I know that prayer so much before dinner that they forget to pray for their food!) It's time to go deeper.
• Reading your devotional, or just reading the Bible as your prayer time is good, but it's ankle deep prayer.
• Praying throughout your day is good but it's knee deep prayer.
It is time to go deeper.
Turn with me to Matthew 26:35 Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You! ...
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