This is a subject that is very close to my heart. It was the heart and soul of my dad's ministry, and I watched his life and saw that prayer was at the top of his priorities, all the way through his life. (More on that in a later post)
I am a slow starter on some things. NOT on things that I just love doing, like a fun new project... those I do with lightning speed.... but on deep spiritual truths, I have dragged my feet and 'put off' or procrastinated many times instead of boldly stepping out and acting on truth I already know. That is what God is leading me to do... and it's stirring me into action. Action that says YES to God, not 'later' or 'I'll think about it'. It's time to DO it!!! I know that this message is from Him, it is backed by so many truths in HIs word. I love it when a lightbulb turns on, even one that's been flickering at low voltage.
Prayer is not even close to what it should be in most of our lives, mine included. When I look at Jesus life and his ministry, it was ALL bathed in prayer. Not the one-liners that I am so prone to, although He had those also. But everything in His life was preceded and surrounded by prayer!
IF JESUS NEEDED TO PRAY... I. DO. TOO!!!
I feel a new challenge in this area. I've been taught about prayer my whole life. If there was a key word in my dad's ministry... it was 'prayer'. He studied Jesus prayer life, he was filled with the desire to know God, and... he PRAYED! From my earliest childhood, I remember coming into dad's study, over and over, and he was on his knees in front of his desk... praying.
Now he is in heaven ... I am still here, and learning and desiring to know and understand more about prayer. The communication between Creator and his created... you and me. I know my dad would love that, and I am sure that God is directing both this desire and what He has to teach me as I 'step out' and move forward...
Praying, in faith believing!