I keep a snippet of a short article on my desk that I received from a Missionary Newsletter. The article talks about how blessed the missionaries are for one profound reason – they saturate their work in prayer. In the newsletter, it talks about how they pray for EVERYTHING.
The missionaries have so much and are fully equipped – emotionally, mentally and spiritually because they pray. Now, the Bible clearly says In James 4:2 that you don’t have because you don’t ask.
How many Christians are lacking what they need physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually because they don’t ask God? I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve encountered an obstacle – or something that I needed emotional or spiritual strength to fight through, and I forget to pray. Instead, I tried to fix things myself, which is insulting to God, who wants to supply all of my needs.
God cares about the details in our life and we need to go to Him for EVERYTHING. I once heard a woman teach a congregation about the spirit of poverty. She explained to the crowd that one of the reasons the spirit of poverty plagues people is because they are under a curse of self-sufficiency. A curse of trying to do everything in their own power and leaving God out of the equation.
Christians walk by faith and not by sight. We must lean in, trust, and depend on God. We are to let God direct our paths and fully surrender everything to Him. He supplies all our needs when we are fully dependent on Him. This doesn’t mean we sit there and do nothing – but it does mean that we don’t leave God out of our daily lives and decisions. Never leave God out of your problems – that is exactly where you need Him.
Saturate your life in prayer. Saturate every move and choice you make with prayer. We need to pray about everything and worry about nothing.