Convenience or conviction

Pastor Dwain Daniel Fast 2013

Through observation, it appears it is harder for most American Christians to schedule time for prayer when life is going good.  However, it seems that when things are in the toilet, then we can’t pray enough.   We might call this a form of crisis Christianity.   It’s mainly due to an overemphasis on self and a lack of compassion.  When self is in trouble we are moved to pray.  I’ve been guilty of this too.

If things are in the toilet, I’m at every prayer meeting and seeking God for the answers.  Not that God doesn’t want us to seek Him in crisis.  But after the crisis He wants us to continue in seeking Him.  He is looking for a people who will pray like a crisis in the Garden of Eden.  We have to ask…

  • Do we care about His cares?
  • Will we spend our time for others in prayer?
  • Will we spend time importing the Kingdom of God into the earth.
  •  Do we believe we have a power and responsibility in the labor of prayer?

Matthew 6: 9  “Pray, then, in this way…  ‘Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven…

No doubt when we cry out to Father He answers and sends help from the heavens, but it seems that when God meets our cry with answers we lose our burden and are absent from the altar.  We revert to spending extra time on pleasure and seeking riches.  Could it be that God answers our personal prayers so that we’ll have time to seek His business and bring in His kingdom.   Will we embrace an expanded burden, the burden of the Lord…