What Do You Want To Be? Day 6: Day of Prayer
But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. (Luke 5:16, ESV)
We covered a lot of ground in the last couple of days, and I hope you learned at least a few things (if you learned nothing, I sincerely apologize). These qualities of being an encourager, a helper, of being aware and connected ultimately lead up to being like Christ. He perfectly embodied each of these in His life here on earth and He is our ultimate example to look to. In a world where these qualities are not easily found, let’s be sources of light to a dark world wherever God places us.
I encourage you to use this day as a day of prayer to put these qualities into practice. The power of prayer is amazing, and the Lord longs for us to come to Him and ask for His guidance in all aspects. Also, be honest in prayer; if one of these areas is something you particularly struggle with, tell Him that. He already knows your internal struggles, and bringing that to Him will further deepen your relationship with Him.
In Luke 5, we read of how Jesus would often go to a quiet place to spend time in prayer. We can’t become more like Him if we aren’t spending time with Him in prayer. When we talk to those we are close to, we learn more about them and they learn more about us; our relationship with God is no different. I encourage you to each day spend time in prayer with Him regarding the needs in your life and the lives of others around you, and also voicing your thankfulness for His many blessings. Come before Him today and spend some time in His presence—time you will never regret.