What if I told you the enemy was trying to take your breath away? Whelp, he is. Prayer is your connection to life. Life comes from God, through Jesus Christ. He is our source for everything.
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 keeps us honest with ourselves and vulnerable enough to recognize we are dependent on the Holy Spirit, to help us reach Heaven; but if we never or seldom converse with our Father, how can we allow Him to lift the weight of life from off our shoulders? How can we cast our cares upon Him?
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 if your spouse only spoke to you when he or she needed something? How would you feel if your children occasionally thanked you for what you do for them, but the kudos only arrive after you fulfilled a previous request from them or if they are in urgent need? How would it make you feel if you met with your bestie for lunch, to vent about your frustrations, but they held a conversation with someone on their cell phone?
Imagine how God feels.
HE has feelings! I can confidently say this because He told us in the book of Genesis, that He made us like Him.
So, let me pose a couple of questions about this prayer (i.e. communication to Heaven):
- If your breath dependent upon your prayer life, 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 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.