Spiritual communication with Almighty God is very important.
It is vital for the individual who desires a real, rich and abiding relationship with God. As the written word of God, The Holy Bible, is God speaking to man, even so, prayer is man speaking to God.
Many people do not make time to pray. They are too busy with their personal goals and agendas. They are surrounded by their own dreams and ambitions. Prayer is only used when they face a challenge which they cannot handle on their own. Prayer then becomes a way of escape, rather than fellowship and communion with the Most Holy God.
As the children of God, we should find a delight in making time to communicate with our Heavenly Father. We can be as close to God as we desire to be. His Word declares that if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. How close do you want to be to God? How much do you really desire to know Him? Then draw near, child of God. The choice is really yours.
For the believer in Christ Jesus, prayer is much more than just asking God for things. Yes, we seek Him concerning our needs, for He has promised that as our Jehovah Jireh, He will provide all of our needs, according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus. But prayer is much more than just petitioning Him for needs.
Prayer is actually fellowshipping with Him. It is seeking His Face, desiring to know His Heart, plan and purpose. Prayer is worship.
Prayer is vital to spiritual development. It brings us into intimate contact with our wonderful Heavenly Father, into His very Presence. WOW. Think about that for a moment. When we pray, we are actually embracing the Divine, reaching into the Heavenlies and speaking with Omnipotence Himself, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.
The more we pray, the more we are in His Presence. And believe me when I say that abiding in His Presence consistently, will change your life. You cannot stay in fellowship with Almighty God, embracing and enjoying His glorious Presence, without some of His Presence and glory rubbing off on you.
Some have wondered how people who walk in a strong degree of God's power, anointing and presence were able to attain such a level and dimension with God. There is no mystery to it. There is no secret about it. They spent time with God. They prayed and sought the Face of God continually. They persisted in the very presence of God until He rubbed off on them.
Any of us can do this. Any of us who desire rich, real and awesome power with God can have it. How, you may ask? The answer is, by drawing near to Him, through prayer.
Here are a few precious tips for drawing near to God:
1. Make time to pray.
It is wisdom to have a set time to be alone with God. Time with God is never wasted time. And you will only be the better because of it.
2. Pray daily.
Consistency is the key to breakthrough. Whatever you are consistent and persistent at, you will become better at. Consistency produces habit. Consistency produces victory. Consistency produces success. Consistency in the Presence of God will produce power with God, favor with God, anointing from God and spiritual breakthroughs on a consistent basis. Make prayer and seeking God a daily thing. His Word promises that if we seek Him with our whole hearts, we will find Him.
3. Pray correctly.
Ensure that your prayers have their basis in the word of God. Read the Word. Study the Word. And pray the Word. Praying according to the sacred Scriptures guarantee answers to those prayers. When you pray according to the Holy Bible, you will find God coming through for you again and again, because He cannot deny Himself. He will keep His Word.
I admonish you to practice the art of prayer and to do so beginning now. Your life will be better because of it. And things will go better because of it. Most of all, you will develop a strong Christian life and a sweet communion and fellowship with your Heavenly Father, which has no limits, knows no boundaries and will prove to be the greatest and most wonderful experience in the world.
Remember, draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.