When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers. When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul,
Jeremiah 29:12-13 NET
The Prophet Jeremiah wrote those words to the People of Israel who were exiled.
They were far from their homeland and away from the Temple of God.
Buy even then, the Lord was giving them hope. Even after all their sin and chasing after false prophets, the Lord wanted them to know that He was merciful. He would hear their prayers when they called out to Him.
The important thing though, is to seek Him with all your heart!
So many Believers come to the Lord with “bless me” prayers. They don’t truly seek the Lord, they fit Him in their schedule. And even more don’t have time for God untill they are in the middle of trouble and need His help!
Choose to live a life that needs God at all times. Don’t only call on Him when you need something. Develop a deep relationship with Him. You’ll come to know a God who desires a deep relationship with you too. He will come close to you. He will be your strength. He will move mountains on your behalf!
Real times of prayer don’t happen on accident!
Just like any relationship takes time, effort and committmemt, the same is true with the Lord.
You need to schedule a time to spend with the Lord. You might need to wake up early or give up something like TV, but schedule a daily time to pray.
It will be hard to pray because your flesh will want to revolt. Your body will tell you, you need rest. Your mind will start thinking about other things. But you need to focus instead on spiritual things and on the Lord.
Lastly, you need to be consistent in your relationship with the Lord. We commit to the things that are important to us. We show how important the Lord is to us when we stay committed to our relationship with Him!
There is nothing else like spending time with the Lord and knowing that He is listening and moving in your life. Don’t delay! Start now!
Lord, I desire to seek You more and more each day. Grant my desire to seek You be unmatched by anything else.