GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….
“Tell Somebody – Part Two”
Yes, I’m writing a part two. Why? When my Pastor is enthusiastic about a subject it moves me to action – it motivates me. Prayer – Pray – Praise has been his teaching subject for the past few weeks. He has stressed the fact that prayer is critical to our lives as believers.
“The secret to failure is the failure to pray.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Why are you not praying more? Why are you not connecting to STMI’s prayer line? (These questions are not meant to be accusations and are not relevant for everyone. These questions, if they apply to you, are meant to be thought provoking.)
If you are not a regular prayer warrior, you will get so caught up in living that you will get the attitude and mistaken perception that you are handling all your needs on your own. When things go wrong in your life you try to fix them (sometimes you even succeed). This creates a false sense of accomplishment. You start to think you can do all things on your own.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13 (KJV).
Yes, time to reroute your thinking because it is Christ that gives you the strength and the know-how to handle your situations. What you thought was you, was not you. It was God. God is always at work in our lives, even when we don’t acknowledge Him. Because of His love for us, He diligently works on our behalf. Now shouldn’t this make you want to take the time to thank Him for His Goodness – His Favor – His Mercy? Talk to Him – pray – praise Him!
“Praise makes prayer go further.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, God will send trials and trouble your way so that your only option is to pray. Although our All-Mighty God will block your path with trials and trouble, He will not leave you there. He will keep His promise to never leave nor forsake you. God will bring you through every trial and trouble you encounter. The only thing He wants you to do is give Him all the praise and tell somebody. Well, there is something else. God wants you to conform to the likeness of His Son. (To be like His Son is something to pray about.)
Remember, it does not cost anything to pray, but it may cost you everything not to pray. Take time out of your busy day to pray. Time is money! No, time is prayer and prayers are valuable. You cannot put a price tag on prayer. Prayer is one of the most valuable assets you own. Don’t let your prayers become idle. God wants you to use them. Pray – tell God – then tell somebody!
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan