I believe praise opens the windows of heaven so prayer can soar right on into the throne of God. He sees it and hears it’s cry by the blood of His only son, Christ Jesus. Only then does He pick up to read and confer with our intercessor, Lord Jesus.
Prayer comes with a price if you are willing to submit everything to God and follow only Him. The school of prayer is always in session, and you are in a class of one. All students have their own private closet to live in which has enough space for you and your instructor, the Holy Spirit. The hours may be short or could be quite long, even days, weeks, months or years. Please begin to prepare and strengthen your mind by reading His word and putting on the full armor of God as instructed in His Holy book.
There are benefits which help and strengthen you on this journey as you learn about the intercessory life. You were once called new convert and Christian, but He desires to know you better. In your room of prayer He, the King of Glory, the God of all creation, will come and talk with you. He may call you friend, and He will have the Holy Spirit teach you how to travel through the world in prayer. There is no need for a phone or computer because you will have direct access to the throne. The farther you travel with Him to deeper depths of prayer, there are spiritual treasures to be found. He alone can take you there, but very few desire to go to those different regions of prayer.
Beware as you walk through this world to keep your heart centered on Christ, for many are the temptations that will try to take you off the straight path you are called to travel. Trust and obey for it is the straight way. Watch as you go, and it may be His will that we meet and break bread together. Be of good cheer and be blessed my friends.
There were times as a little boy, I had gone hunting with dad, he would say to me,”I’m going over here a ways and I’ll be back in a little while.” I was never worried at any time because I knew I could trust dad. Dad was always there for me.
I’ve gone through a lot of stuff over the years, and these are things everyone goes through. What God wants is a people who will trust Him all the time, and that is the place where we learn to wait. Time is the pressure button that tempts us to try and work out things by ourselves. Be clear on this one thing, I said time is the button, not God, for God tempts no man. The Holy Spirit is always with us, and that is where trust comes in, and trusting is what helps us to wait. Troubles, trials, and sorrows and joy – it does not matter. He is always there with us, and in those times is when we need to remember the words, rejoice and again I say rejoice!
There have been more than a few times I have felt all alone, and my mind tries to tell me it’s no use going on, that God is a million miles away. Yet I have learned at that moment in time, God is closer to me than ever before. His word says,”I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.” The battles we all face are fought between the ears. The mind is the battle ground where victories are won or lost. Wait on the Holy Spirit, allow Him time to move people, to open doors or shut them. Be blessed as you learn to wait in the school of trusting. Oh! One more thing, there is no graduation from this school. We hopefully will learn what He teaches and one day hear Him say, “Well done, my child.” Those words will be worth it all.
Everyday or so I like to go out and take photos of birds, flowers and landscapes. Sometimes, especially in low light, photos will have what is known as noise, little colored specks, sprinkled about much like salt and pepper. I look at forums sometimes and one thing that is continually mentioned about photos is noise. What I don’t understand is that a lot of those photos are very good. Of course I’m not a pro, but I hope we look beyond the noise and see the beauty.
I am a person who likes to observe life in the wild, and that carries over to my life around people. Observing people, looking and listening, helps me (through the Holy Spirit) know how to talk with and pray with, or for, these people. We need to look beyond the noise, facade or mask that we sometimes see, and try to see and love the real person.
The only way we can reach anyone is by praying and seeking the help of the Holy Spirit. There is beauty in just about everyone if we take time and see through the noise. Be Blessed and Remain a Blessing.