THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Early African converts to Christianity were earnest and regular in private devotions.
Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God.
Over time the paths to these places became well worn.
As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect prayer, it was soon apparent to the others.
They would kindly remind the negligent one, "Brother, the grass grows on your path."
(Today in the Word, June 29, 1992.)
1 Thess 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
Most will agree that, when we look around us, these are difficult times.
The evening news shows mayhem in every corner of our world.
The economy is failing.
The government is intruding.
Countries are warring.
Our job is demanding.
In our environment there are many reasons to be anxious, nervous ... even stressful.
Yet there is one thing that can keep us peaceful in any situation:
Paul said, in Philippians 4:6-7,
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
The REASON for prayer is to release our problems into the hands of our Loving God Who both hears and answers.
The RESULT of praying is to receive a "peace" from God that keeps us calm in every situation.
Being a Christian does not mean we automatically become super men or super women.
We cannot control every situation to our own satisfaction.
But we can release every situation to our Sovereign God Who works all things "together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Rom. 8:28)
Living daily in a constant ATTITUDE of prayer keeps HIS PEACE in our hearts.
How often does the grass grow in your prayer path?
Pray without ceasing!
Live in an attitude of prayer!