Thursday, April 18, 2013

Getting Close to God Through Prayer

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 Pray without ceasing.(18) In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
If we are to truly draw near to God we must have a powerful prayer life and prayer itself brings power. Sometimes we might not feel like praying but those are exactly the times we should pray. God knows our hearts and every thought and intent of our heart.  Even when we don't know what to say God knows our heart and just having our minds tuned to Him allows the Holy Spirit to help us communicate with Him.
Prayer brings consecration and helps to insulate us from the temptations that are in the world ready to lead us away from Him and into sinful situations.
Prayer brings us victory.  Victory in the small things in life gives us confidence and increases our faith and then we begin to gain victory in the big issues in or lives.
Nothing in the world makes Satan tremble like the bended knees of God's children in sincere and earnest prayer.  If you would draw nearer to God then spend time in prayer.
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