Who is the biggest threat to your prayer life? You? The devil? Your unsaved spouse?
The enemy will try to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him.
Your biggest enemy, the devil, is your biggest threat to your prayer life. If we are consistently praying we are more yielded to the Spirit and less likely to fall into sin. Which goes against what he wants.
The biggest way to stop a Christian from living for God is to stop from practicing daily holy habits like you Bible reading and prayer life.
He will use your spouse, trials and even your own self to stop from praying. There isn’t anything he wouldn’t try to stop from praying.
Prayer is our defense. Prayer is our strength. Prayer carries us through when you feel like we are falling apart. You have the ear of the Kings of kings at your disposal, night or day.
Yet it is so hard to be consistent, right? Prayer is often the first thing you drop off your plate. Sure you’ll read a few verses but with pressing matters at hand, off you go to the next thing on your mile long to-do list. The moment you feel far away from God is when you feel you can very easily skip your prayer. If you feel less than motivated to pray, you talk yourself into just a few minutes, “at least I prayer” you think. Sound familiar?
Prayer is the battle. But prayer is also the fortification for the battle that is ahead.
Prayer, consistently, takes self-discipline. It takes you dying to self, crucifying your flesh each and every day.
There are many reasons why you don’t pray. But it’s time to realize that prayer will lead you down a path in pursuing holiness, our goal in life. Prayer is our defense in each battle, it’s time to make it a daily holy habit.
Psalm 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
4 Reasons Prayer Makes You Holy
A relationship is a two-way street. You talk, God responds. God talks, you respond. A relationship grows deeper and more invaluable when you are spending a lot of time together, not ignoring one another.
Often times you’ll find that through prayer your will is often aligned with God’s will. It’s hard to pray when you’re backslidden, have unrepented sin in your heart or simply just had a fight with your husband. But once you cross that barrier, burying your pride, and start your prayer you’ll find it changes your heart. Prayer is a great way to rid your heart of the conviction the Holy Spirit places there.
You know the old saying, have you prayed about it as much as you’ve talked about it? Probably not. Prayer is often the last resort and not a first defense.
Prayer eases your anxiety.
When you aren’t praying, you often aren’t trusting God with our “what if’s”. Instead, you are trying to control every situation and feel the weight of the world on your back. You are anxious and stressed when you don’t need to be. Cast your care upon Him.
Prayer is one of the biggest and most crucial holy habits that you need to take the time to instill in your life. Without it, your life will be a mess and you tirelessly try to pursue holiness in your own strength. You need to start at the basic Christian habits to experience a life filled with the joy of living holy. Prayer can change your life, it will set you on a new course, deepen your relationship with God, change your heart, reveal God’s will to you and eases your anxiety. It seems like an easy choice. It’s time to stop overthinking it, skipping out on it and even skimping our prayer life. Take the time to pray each day, grow closer to God with each prayer and watch your life change.