DEVOTION: “We can be talking to the most fascinating Person in the universe about the most important things in our lives and be bored to death. As a result, a great many Christians conclude, “It must be me. Something’s wrong with me. If I get bored in something as important as prayer, then I must be a second-rate Christian.”
Whitney goes on to say that it’s not you. If you are indeed indwelled by the Holy Spirit, meaning that you are born again, and are a Christ follower, the problem isn’t you…it’s the method of prayer.
Important point….you must have the Holy Spirit living in you. This is the motivation for prayer, this brings a sustained appetite for prayer. For wanting to communicate and converse with God.
Our recent study on the Holy Spirit solidified this point didn’t it? The Holy Spirit in us draws us closer and closer to a relationship and a conversation with God. There’s no way around it. The Spirit in us is God in us. Guiding us, leading us, giving us the desire and drive to be Jesus in the world.
In Ephesians 1:13, Paul tells us that we were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 6:19 Paul tells us that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Just as we bring our human nature with us, the Spirit enters and brings it’s nature where it lives.
Nevertheless, we still get bored when we pray, don’t we? Is it us? If our prayers bore us, do they bore God? I don’t think so…..
I’ll leave you with this quote today.
“One prayer does not make a prayer life. Prayer without variety eventually become words without meaning.”