Monday, March 25, 2019
The power of prayer…are we using it?
“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision.”
At times we get confused and maybe even frustrated because we don’t know what to do and how to proceed…what does God want for my life? What is God telling me to do with my future? But when we look at our spiritual life, we haven’t put the time in to strengthening our walk with the Lord and understanding His calling for our life. How can we expect to know the way, when we aren’t opening up our heart to His plan?
Peter received the vision as he was praying, and according to Acts 10, he was actually on the roof as he was praying. He took the time not only to listen to God, but to physically remove himself from the distractions of life to give God his full attention. To add, just before receiving the vision that would lead him to understanding that the Good News of Christ would go also to the Gentiles, Peter, through his faith in the power of God, raised Tabitha (Dorcas) from the dead…after he got down on his knees and prayed.
Your day today will be full of distractions, some which may come through difficult situations, but most of which will probably come through that little device in your hand…a little red email alert, a ping from a recent text, or a new Facebook notification about an upcoming event. Take the time to place the phone in another room for a few minutes, take the time to walk away from a tense situation, take the time to give your time to God so that you may receive His vision for your life.
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