Believe God can and will do something!

Prayer is the air of our spiritual life.

July 7

Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

Psalm 5:3

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Believe God can and will do something!

David begins this psalm with a commentary on prayer.  As we study the life of David we can see that there were times when David had a strong connection to God through prayer.  Sadly, there are also times when David was disconnected from God and he wasn’t listening for God’s voice.  Those times seem to be fewer than more and David seemed to have had a fairly healthy prayer life.  I believe that is why God blessed him as he did and referred to David as ‘a man after God’s own heart’.

Prayer is the air of our spiritual life.  Without prayer our spiritual life will suffocate and die.  Breathing is a natural process that we don’t need to be taught; we just do it without thought.  I have learned that there are times when we need to be taught to breathe differently than how we would naturally.

During exercise for example, it is important to breathe in the appropriate way to get the greatest benefit from your exercise and to prevent injury.  During times of stress we can minimize the stress by regulating our breathing.  Women are taught techniques for breathing during childbirth.  Breathing in the right way can make an enormous difference in your life.  The same is true of prayer.

Our spiritual life is not natural; it is supernatural.  And to live a spiritual life, we must learn to breathe properly.  King David started his mornings in prayer.  We also need to start our days in prayer.  Our spiritual day should begin before our feet hit the floor.  Just like you wouldn’t get out of bed without breathing, don’t get out of bed without praying.  Give your day to God before the world comes to take it away from you.

After David gave his day to God he waited for God to do something.  This is one of the great truths about a successful prayer life; believe God can and will do something about the things you pray for.  David believed God was going to act on his behalf and he waited expectantly for him to do it.  He waited for God to act just as a father waits for their child to be born; they know it is going to happen, just not when.

When I breathe I know that the air is going to supply me with what I need to live and function.  Our prayer life should be very similar; we should know that our prayers are heard, and that God will answer them.  He may not answer them the way that we think He should, but He always answers them the way that is best for us.  We need to wait expectantly for the Almighty Creator of the Universe to respond to our prayers because He has promised to and He ALWAYS keeps His promises.  Jesus, let every breath that we take be a reminder to take spiritual breaths of prayer.

Daily Bible Reading Plan:
Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17; Acts 25:1-27; Psalm 5:1-12; Proverbs 18:19

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