What if I told you the enemy was trying to take your breath away? Prayer is your connection with the Kingdom of Heaven.
So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Luke 11:2 (NKJV)
Prayer is your contact with who we really are (spiritual beings in a carnal world).
There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies.1 Corinthians 15:40 (NLT)
Prayer keeps us honest with ourselves and vulnerable enough to recognize we are dependent on the Spirit for help.
Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. 1 John 3:20 (NLT)
How would you feel if you were an afterthought? Most times, we pray as an after-thought…After we have been beat down with responsibilities from work and family, we freshen up, climb into bed, take a deep breath and say: “Oh…let me pray”
Anything you feel is important, you will make time for. How often do we excuse ourselves and con our minds into believing that these 2 minutes before we drool on our pillow is all the time we can afford? How would you feel?
Let me ask you a question: If your breath dependent upon your prayer life with the Lord, would you be breathing right now? If your communication with God was contingent upon how much you pray, how much air would you have to breathe? Would you be alive?
The breath that you breathe is the Spirit that God blew into your nostrils to create you. Therefore, we must use this breath to uplift Him, to speak TO Him, about Him and Him through us.
Jesus was and is a “fresh breath.” First He was flesh and then He was breath.
Jesus became flesh
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 KJV
Jesus became breath
And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 KJV
Ahhhh a breath of fresh air…that’s Jesus! The enemy is trying to take your breath away – your connection with Jesus, through prayer. Don’t cut off your life line. Your life is suffocating and you cannot breathe because you have stiffened it through the lack of comunication through your prayer life. Take time to establish a relationship through prayer so that you can breathe again.