Do churches do that anymore?
Last night we had a time of prayer at St George Church of God in which 14 people showed up for (5 were children under 10), not counting those who set that time aside at their home. We are going to embark on a venture to block out the noise around us and pray. As it relates to the Great Commission, prayer must be a high priority. It will help us map out the course in order to fulfill the unique purpose God has called us to do.
I have a motto about prayer, “If prayer got us here, it’s going to take prayer to get us there.” I believe last night was a landmark event in what God is beginning to do through the local church to reach the St George, South Carolina Community.
If you read through the Old Testament you will find people like Abraham who often went back to the places where he previously established altars in remembrance of when something significant happened in his life. Abraham led by example and we are to follow. We must build altars which remind us where God brought us from and serve as encouragement for where God can take us to. Some say you can never go forward if you go back. It is wise to go back to those places where God did something extraordinary in order to keep going forward.
When is the last time you’ve went back? Is there a time where God worked in your life and you vowed never to forget it? That vow is a spritual altar, when is the last time you reflected on it? If prayer is going to be the driving force in the Church and in our personal lives, we must turn the ignition and start it up.
Developing a healthy prayer life starts with praying. Make time to pray a little and you will find yourself praying often