Raise Our Hands, Fall To Our Knees…
People drift in and out of lives all the time. Sometimes they stay for a visit, sometimes it’s a simple drive-by and other times they bring their baggage and stay a lifetime. Loving them all, learning from them all and, hopefully, helping them along the way makes for a far better experience as our visit in this foreign land grows and grows. Learning to be a great Ambassador for the Kingdom, not just an ordinary, “garden variety” Ambassador should be the goal.
ABC = audible, brief, concise. This prayer-life lesson was learned not too long ago and it seems to work well. Not getting caught up in long drawn out monologues to God seems to work well for the portion of the journey. It seems that Jesus Christ believed this as well.
And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. ~Matthew 6:7-8 NKJB
Raising a Hallelujah
We should raise our voice and allow the song of our heart to be released in praise and worship to our Father. There is a song on our hearts and the more we release them, audibly to God, the more He will place in our hearts to sing praise of His Glory. When praise and worship are a big part of the day, the closer Jesus Christ draws. The louder the praise, the more joyous the heart. As a joyous heart grows, unbelief subsides. When unbelief subsides, the Holy Spirit fills the empty space in our soul. With the Holy Spirit filling our soul, our strength in Christ Jesus swells in unknown Power.
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. ~Matthew 6:5-6 NKJB
Raise our hands then fall to our knees. Listen for the still small voice and wait. He is waiting for us to be quiet so His voice may be heard instead of our latest monologue.
Either the Gospel is divine inspiration, the Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.