Rejoice In Your Hope

Beloved in Christ Jesus, the Word of God in Romans 12:12 says; “Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” The Word of God always advises us to constant in prayer. That is what God wants. Many Christians feel that prayer is a difficult thing to do. Even though there are 24 hours in a day, sometimes we find it difficult to make time to pray, whereas prayer is very important and should be a part of our lives. For us believers, prayer is the breath of our lives. Do you think you could live if you stop breathing for a few minutes? Likewise, without prayer we will experience spiritual death. The Word of God in Psalm 32:6 says; “For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they shall not come near him.” So, prayer should be our priority so that we will grow spiritually and become strong in all circumstances. What happen when we pray? In prayer we communicate with God; an intimate relationship between us as children with God as our Father. This relationship is two-way where we pour out our hearts to God and we give Him the opportunity to speak to us.

The essence of Jesus’ ministry is not because He depend on His being the Son of God, but as the Son of Man who always depend on His Father through His prayers. His life on earth is full of prayers. If we want to live like Jesus there is no other way than to discipline ourselves in prayer. He said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father.” (John 14:12). Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, let us have a disciplined attitude in prayer because such attitude is the key to our victory as believers. May the grace of God be with us all. Amen!