Distracted by life and chaos, we can miss our prayer time with our Heavenly Father. When this happens, nothing seems to go exactly right. When I do not spend quiet time alone in prayer and meditation with God, it is usually because I do not think I have the time. However, it seems I have even less time when I do not pray.
Do you have 7 minutes and 7 seconds?
Can you take 7 minutes right now to spend with God?
If so—I promise, you will not be disappointed.
7 musical minutes with God to renew your mind and strength.
Jesus Christ came in human form to earth. While in this human form, he had all the emotions and feelings we experience. One particular night, when Jesus knew his death was imminent he wanted to spend time alone so he could pray privately to his Father, God.
Jesus, like us, was human and his humanity did NOT want to endure crucifixion on a cross. The Holy Bible says he was “grieved”….
“My soul is deeply grieved, so that I am almost dying of sorrow. Stay here and stay awake and keep watch with Me.”
And after going a little farther, He fell face down and prayed, saying,
“My Father, if it is possible [consistent with Your will], let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not stay awake and keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep actively watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matthew 26:40-41
Yes—when you love God, you really do want to do what is right! You want to pray—but doing so takes discipline because Satan will do whatever he can to get us distracted. When you purpose in your heart to maintain a disciplined life of prayer and Bible study, you will find the craziest unexpected distractions will occur. Some prayer times will feel like a sheer test of your will just to stay focused. Remember, you are not alone—you are human!
St. Paul said in Romans 7:15:
“ I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.
For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.
24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord! God will help us stay on track! The Holy Spirit will help lead us and guide us. Please do not be discouraged! You need to memorize scripture to help keep you focused. If you have a hard time with memorization, write down scriptures that are meaningful to you on 3×5 cards or in your smartphone and read them at least 5-8 times per day to get the words in your head.
When you quote God’s word, something powerful will begin to happen in your life. The Word of God will change how you think. Your days will begin to get better and better. You will actually feel more powerful and invigorated because you will have the supernatural, wonderful-working power of God running through your veins!
Here are several scriptures that are powerful. If you do not have them memorized, work on these scriptures today, Joshua 1:7-10:
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
I hope you have a wonderful day today!