While almost all people pray, few people have supernatural, life sustaining growth in their lives of prayer. In this blog, and those following, I want to focus on truths and practices that will support your growing life in prayer.
Who are you praying to? While this question may sound too simple, most of us are unaware of how distorted our image of our Savior and Father truly is. A wonderful way to grow in the fullness of God’s image and truth is to pray and meditate on verses of scripture that reveal Him.
First, step out in faith and confess with your heart and mouth that God’s Word is alive and active. His Word is a full orbed revelation of who God is, and God’s power in and for us. Hebrews 4:12
Next, use the Word – let the living Word form your prayers and your image of God. Learn how to interact with God by following in the life of Jesus and His apostles. Matthew 11:28 is a wonderful passage that teaches us much about who our God is, and how we can pray with and to Him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Interact with Jesus by His image and promises in this verse.
Lord, I come to You my gentle, humble friend.
Lord, teach me about Your rest, help me to find rest in You. I want to learn from You.
Lord, I lay my burdens before You. (You may want to add some real detail here.) Lord teach me of Your light burden.
These are just a few of the many ways you interact with God in prayer over this verse. What do they reveal about the true nature of God to you? How does that reflect on how you normally approach God? You can have a real, interactive conversation with Him.
Lord teach us Your ways, reveal Yourself to us in ever increasing ways. You are our joy and life. We seek Your face.