Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, 17 October 2016
Devoted To Prayer
"Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving." Colossians 4:2 NKJV
We read in 1 Timothy 4:13 that Paul wrote to Timothy, "Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine." Timothy was asked to devote himself to the word of God. Now, in Colossians 4:2 Paul gave a different instruction to the Colossians, asking them to devote themselves to prayer.
Brothers and sisters, if there's any one thing the Bible asks us to do continually, apart from love, it's to pray. Jesus said it, that men ought always to pray and not to faint. And Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, to pray without ceasing.
Our success as Christians, and especially as ministers (we are all ministers) depends largely on how devoted we are to prayer. Prayer must become a habit for us. Prayer must become as important as eating to us; it must become as important as our jobs and businesses! We must pray as if we don't pray we would die! Why pray? Because it produces results. James 5:16 says that "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim