IF YOU PRAY only when you feel like it, you are missing the point. If you pray only when you have need, you are missing the point. If you pray only out of obligation, you are missing the point. Prayer is communication with the Lord. It’s not just about me expressing my needs, but about me bringing everything to Him in prayer. He wants to hear my heart. He wants to know when I am sad and when I am happy. He wants to hear about my day and in what ways I need His help.

Prayer is about me sitting and listening to Him. It’s about me learning to understand His heart and learning His ways. Prayer is essential to my everyday. I cannot live one day without His guidance and wisdom. I need His daily bread. I need the words of life. He is the source of my strength and my Rock. If I only had scheduled conversations with my husband, “I’ll make an appointment with you to sit and talk on Thursday”, we would have a very crappy marriage.

Some of you have a relationship with Jesus like this. You don’t really know Him or understand Him because you rarely if ever pray. You don’t know His ways because you’re rarely in His Word. You cannot have intimate conversation because you only have a superficial relationship. Right now, He is calling you deeper. He desires INTIMACY with His people. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Do you have a ZEAL to know the Lord?? Do you truly desire His Word and knowledge? Or are you just looking for a sugar daddy? Nothing else matters but to know Him and be found in Him. #runyourrace

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