Satan and his demons have done a good job diminishing the value of prayer. But prayer holds the very answers for helping us live beyond our limitations. Prayer can blow the lid off of small living and survival mentality.
The grand invitation from God is never withdrawn. Salvation isn't just an event, it's a journey, an experience - but mostly it's a conversation. The door is always open in the kingdom of God, the lights are always on - God has all the time we need.
In conversation with God we discover the secret to getting unbound from our personal deficiencies. In ongoing "God chats" we pour out our hearts. We get honest enough that we soon learn we can trust him - he loves us, personal limits and all. God in turn takes the time to tell a story of his master plan - the stained glass masterpiece he's putting together from shards of brokenness. And then it happens, God describes our piece in the master's work. Some walk away not able to let the promises sink into their soul. Others set out to discover the promise of abundant life, but they go alone. The wise do something different, something counter-intuitive, and it's the secret to busting through personal limits. But we have to listen to wisdom that's "calling in the streets".
Wisdom whispers to us to "stay put, don't move, God's got everything you need". Then wisdom bends low, looks us in the eye and says "never leave the conversation". We can't skirt the truth and live the dream. Abundant life can only be lived "with" God. We must lean into God. Bust open and share our dreams and even confess our limits. The more authentic and raw the conversation, the more we sense the staying power of God's love. It's in conversation with God that we receive the endless supplies of fuel, the grace of breakthrough and increasing clarity for tomorrow.
There are limits to where our efforts can take us. We are bound by humanness. Praying is not a cold tool we grasp to get what we want. Prayer is a conversation. Conversation with God is a spiritual dumping ground for pain, a flame that warms our soul, a confirmation around God's revelation, a strategy session for victory - and here's the kicker, it's all rolled into one. Get into a God conversation today...live beyond your personal limits.
I Thessalonians 5:17