Ever go days continuously praying, then find yourself two days later and haven't prayed any? These past few weeks I have been a dedicated praying machine. We have been in a bind with just moving unexpectedly in April, then to our only vehicle blowing up in May. And as a result, I have fervently been praying for finances, and a vehicle for our family. Last week, finances did come in and we did get another vehicle, praise the Lord. But a few days later I found my praying had decreased to slim to none.
My husband and I were discussing the other day why we think people just stop praying. And, realizing it was something I had just experienced. My reply to it was, people probably stop praying because they stop relying on Jesus. I was just so dedicated to praying because I needed Him badly, and was relying on Him to meet my needs. But as soon as my needs were temporarily met, I stopped relying on Him. Notice I said temporary.
We often forget everything is temporary. That is why we so often, a week later, or months later find ourselves back at the feet of Jesus again. Our needs are only ever temporarily met here on earth, probably so we don't forget how much we need Jesus, and not things of this world. But we so often forget, we need Jesus every second of everyday.
I also think most of us get the definition of prayer wrong. We view prayer as something we do only when we need God for something. However, praying is much more than that. It is a way we communicate with God. I would challenge you pastors' wives to really get a good solid hold on what prayer is. Dictionary.com defines praying as a way to give thanksgiving, and adoration. 1 Chronicles 16:11 says, study God and his strength, seek his presence day and night. Praying isn't for only when we need God, it is a diligent action we do every day in communion with Him.
Ladies, seek God daily and pray to him continuously with thanksgiving. Don't allow your prayers to become habit, but make your prayers a conscious fellowship with the father.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor