If you’ve read my most recent posts you might be wondering, “Did Charlie just take two months to spend more time with God? What a huge commitment!”
The answer to that is No and Yes. I want to be truthful and say that I have been worshiping God a little more often in the last couple months. The last almost two weeks has meant even more time spent with the Lord and the last few days have been pretty intense. Actually, fervent would be a better word. I don’t want to get into a fervent-off with anyone, but I am definitely more fervent than I was 13 months ago!
Below are a couple of potent prayer passages from BibleGateway.com that I find practical and powerful in everyday life:
Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again.
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
As I write this I just noticed that both passages come from Chapter 5, verses 16-18 in both James and 1 Thessalonians. Maybe these will be easier to memorize in tandem because of the chapter and verse being exactly the same.
Prayer makes a difference and more prayer makes even more difference!
Our son’s moving back in today and there’s a lot going on, so I’ll be back later this week.
Keep praying, Brothers And Sisters!