Pray without ceasing

on

I used to wonder what it means to pray without ceasing. I thought of it practically, God how can we continuously pray, when we have so much to do in our lives.

But I realised that it’s about the heart, and it’s a lesson to us that we have to continuously be in fellowship with God. In communion and being consistent with our relationship

In this part of the chapter, Paul was telling the Church of Thessalonica how they should be living, with the knowledge that Jesus is returning “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray without ceasing. What does this mean to you?

For me it means, though things may be good or bad, don’t stop giving thanks and rejoicing in prayer . This doesn’t always mean life will give you a reason to rejoice. But we give thanks anyway and we thank God regardless! Just you being alive is reason enough to give Him praise. For all that He’s done.

This also means that be in communion with God. Don’t stop praying, don’t stop talking to Him! In the same way that someone who you’re in relation with, your parents, your friends, family members you stay in touch, you stay talking to them. Though it may be difficult or you may not always feel like it, you ignore that feeling and know that you benefit when you speak to God.

When God created Adam and Eve, He would even go into the garden, in the cool of the day, speaking to Adam, having fellowship with Him. Even Jesus Himself, who was God Himself, still prayer. You’d find that Jesus would go into solitary places to pray. Why because He had a relationship with the Father. Whether it was giving thanks, or going to God in times of distress, Jesus set an example for us that we should pray!

Praying without ceasing, lastly, means that we don’t give up. Though it may be difficult, though we may feel like nothing is yet happening, know that prayer , persistent prayer works. Look at Hannah, look at Elijah! Even the story of the persistent widow (Luke 18)

Screenshot from the parable of the persistent widow: Luke 18:1-8

In Luke 18:1, Jesus taught the disciples that they should pray always and not lose heart!

My encouragement that let prayer be a lifestyle rather than a chore! Let it become second nature. And let me remind you, there is nothing that the devil fears like a praying Child of God. Why? Because when you pray with faith, you can move mountains!

May God bless you! and have a wonderful rest of your week

~ peace, joy & love


TK x
——————-

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Yolanda J says:

    Love this! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. TK says:

      Thank you so much ! & have a wonderful thanksgiving

      Like

  2. Queen Karen says:

    Look at God! I literally read this scripture during my devotional time with the Lord 🙏🏿. Awesome God 🥁. Happy Thanksgiving 🍽🍁😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. TK says:

      Aww happy thanksgiving !! God bless you and your loved ones 💕

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Queen Karen says:

        Thank you. I hope you had an awesome time 🥁😊. God bless you too 🙏🏿

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s