It’s easy for persons to get caught up in technology, gossip, fashion and millions of other things. Many of us spend hours on apps like Netflix and Twitter, for instance, but refuse to spend the same amount of time with God.
Persons often race for the remote but the truth is, when it comes to prayer, many of us drag our feet and are eager to stay in the backseat.
For most persons, praying is no fun and as a result, some spend a mere two minutes or less in prayer. But in a society where evil never sleeps, it is important for us to do just the opposite.
You never know what’s behind the curtain—cover yourself in prayer and uplift your loved ones as well, so God can act on your behalf.
And like Luke 6:28 says, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.”
The idea may seem unappealing and the action itself may be downright annoying, but in the end, you will be rewarded.
Truthfully, I don’t always welcome the idea of spending time in God’s presence; sometimes I just want to spend more time sleeping (Father forgive me) and other times, I just want to spend a few more minutes on my favourite TV show.
I ask God to forgive me quickly when I realize how selfish I am being however. God has done so much for me—how can I put anything before Him? How can I be unhappy in His presence?
Like my mom says, this is the same God who can take your life in an instant. (Side note: surround yourself with positive persons. These persons will truly help you and make your life better.)
It’s time to step up! Let’s work on becoming better individuals.
Before I leave, I will share six mantras with you; use them as a source of inspiration.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“The Lord is near to all who call on Him.”
“The joy of the Lord is my strength.”
“This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
“All things work together for good.”
“Jesus loves me.”