Walking and Talking with Jesus
Why pray? Because when we do, when we persevere, it keeps us close to the heart of Jesus. God wants to meet with us. Do we want to meet with Him?
Right at the start of the Bible, we see how He walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening. What an amazing picture of easy companionship. I’m not sure that’s how I always view prayer! But I like the idea, walking and talking with my Saviour, partners in prayer.
God wants to meet with us so much more than we want to meet with Him. When we reach out in prayer, He responds. As we walk and talk with Jesus, He can open our eyes to the needs around us.
We are His representatives on this earth, in the street where we live, in the places where we work. It is up to US to ask for God to break in and for His Kingdom to come where we live, to call out the good that God intended. In Joshua it says, “I will give you every place where you set your foot..”
Where is your land? Where do you want to see God move? Have you asked him specifically? In Joshua, God was geographically specific about the area; “Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates – all the Hittite country – to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.”
When we step in tune with God, nothing can stop Him. But we need to talk with Him and to keep asking.
During a walk in Devon, I saw a beautiful fast-flowing stream and despite obstacles the water pushed through relentlessly until it found its way to the sea. It reminded me of how we need to be with prayer, not giving up until we see the outpouring of God.
by Kate Bryant