Focus Verse: Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (CEB)
Lately, I haven’t really been feeling like praying. I don’t know why, I sometimes go through times where I’m just like, “yeah God, I’m good. I know You got it.” What I have learned from going through a number of these phases is, the times I feel like this is when I NEED to pray the most. These are the times that God wakes me up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason and as much as I desire to, I can’t go back to sleep. Or the times that someone just won’t leave my mind. After paying attention and realizing how detrimental NOT praying would be, I had to do something. And that something was to JUST DO IT!
We can’t rely on our feelings when it comes to something as important as praying. Despite the way we feel, we have to push past those unmotivated feelings until we get to the place where prayer isn’t contingent upon how we feel but just something we do, our second nature. What I learned is the more I prayed, the more I wanted to pray. But the moment I stopped, when it was time for me to pray, I honestly didn’t want to. What we feed most grows and what we starve dies.
Have you had these feelings before? You know you need to pray, but you just don’t feel like it? Join with me today and declare, “despite the way I feel, I will pray continually.”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for reminding me of the importance of talking to You. I have struggled in the past with wanting to pray, please forgive me. As I am going through my day, continue to remind me that You created me to live in fellowship with You consistently. In the matchless name of Jesus, Amen!