“Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 6:18
A man traveled to a new city. At his hotel, he noticed that everyone there was barefooted. In the coffee shop, he noticed a well-dressed fellow at a nearby table and asked, "Why aren't you wearing shoes? Don't you know about shoes?"
"Of course, I know about shoes," the patron replied.
"Then why don't you wear them?" the visitor asked.
"Ah, that is the question," the patron returned. "Why don't I wear shoes?"
After breakfast, the visitor walked out into the snow. Again, everyone was barefooted. Curious, he asked a passerby, "Why doesn't anyone wear shoes? Don't you know they protect the feet from the cold?"
The passerby said, "Believe me, we all know about shoes. See that building? It's a shoe factory. We gather there every week to hear the man in charge tell us how wonderful shoes are."
"Then why don't you wear shoes?" the visitor persisted.
"Ah, that is the question," the passerby replied. "Why don't we wear shoes?"
When it comes to prayer, many Christians are like the strange people in that city. They know about prayer. They believe in prayer. But if you ask them why they don't pray more, they often say, "Ah, that is the question. Why don't I pray more?"
Prayer is an indescribable privilege. What is amazing is that you can speak with the all-powerful, all-wise and all-loving God anytime, day or night, 24 hours a day -- no appointment needed!
Your View of God Really Matters…
God wants a relationship with you. However, He doesn’t force us to accept Jesus as our Savior and He won’t force us to talk with Him. Ignoring the opportunity to communicate with the Creator God is as crazy as the fictional townspeople who ignore the chance to wear shoes. Today, put on your prayer shoes and keep them on throughout the day. This is the only way to develop true intimacy with our Personal God.
Read God’s Word Today…
Philippians 4:6 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”
GOD, because You are Personal I will talk with You throughout the day.
Based on Daily Insights by Bill Bright
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