Prayer Changes Things

As a born again Christian man, my Heavenly Father has called me to a life of prayer.  Mark 1:35 tells me, ” And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he( Jesus) went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”  The greatest and most rewarding activity in the life of a christian is PRAYER! ! The Lord Jesus Christ, himself, set the example of prayer for us to follow.  What does prayer do for me?  Prayer changes my heart to be more like His heart.  The more I pray, the more I see God working in me to change me for His glory. Prayer really does change a person from the inside out.  Jesus prayed, as found in John 17, for his children to be one… in unity and love towards one another.  In addition, He prayed for us to grow in sanctification.  What is this?  To grow in spiritual maturity and love for Him.  I am convinced that God is more interested in the man than He is in the ministry.  Busyness for the Lord does not always mean blessedness.  Sitting at the Master’s feet is the hardest, yet the most rewarding activity for the Christian. Many a christian today is burned out or close to it.  THIS IS NOT THE WILL OF GOD!!!  When Jesus would minister to people, he would slip way for some down time, spending time with his Father and resting physically.  Psalm 46: 10  says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”  How do we get to know God?  By being still.  It is hard to get someone’s attention when they are running a hundred miles per hour and near the point of collapse!  O’ the real ministry that can take place if we as christians would find ourselves praying earnestly more in the will of God.  May our Heavenly Father draws us nigh unto him for a quiet time of prayer.