"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41
Prayer is something that we can never do enough. Prayer should be an important part of each of our lives. Prayer is the thing that should get us from day to day. The song says, "whisper a prayer in the morning, whisper a prayer at noon, whisper a prayer in the evening just to keep your heart in tune." Prayer is what we should do each and everyday. The Scripture reminds us we should watch as well as pray, because one never knows what is going to happen, and the devil is always busy.
Listen For The Whisper
"And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." I Kings 19:12
There are times when we are going have to go through some things on the road of life, and we will need God to step in our situation. Because our situation is so serious we pray and ask God to come and see about us, and we look for God to come in this great big way. We pray and we ask God for answers to our problems and we wait and wait and because God doesn't answer the way we think He should sometimes and we miss our answer and get discouraged and think God is not listening to us.
The Greatest Gift
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17
The Scriptures teach us it is better to give than to receive, and it is all right to like to give and to receive. Look at children at how excited they become to open gifts or to even watch someone open gifts. When one celebrates a birthday and they receive gifts they are excited about the gift. Even the giver of the gift is excited because they are anxious to see the look on the persons face as thy open the gift.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)
Life can be unpredictable at times. Some people read their horoscope every day and look for those things that it says to come to pass. Only if life was that simple we would all know and understand what was going to happen and how things were going to turn out. Unfortunately, things in life are not that simple, life is more complicated than that. We can make plans for our lives and how we think things will turn out and it does not always work out the way we plan.