3 Attributes of Prayer We Need to Have

Something I have been thinking a lot about and trying to implement more in my life is prayer.

An important part of the Christian life is prayer. Prayer is how we communicate with God. Prayer is us doing our part in having a relationship with Christ!

As I think how I can improve in my own prayer life, I think of 3 different things I can become better in, 3 different attributes of prayer I can grow in. I understand that there are more than just these 3, but this is a start for myself and for you if you want to grow in your prayer life.

Pray Attentively

As I was thinking how I could increase my prayer life and how I could grow in this area, my first thought was too give more attention to the matter. Since prayer is part of our relationship with Christ, I should give it my full attention when I am praying or talking to Christ.

Just like in an earthly relationship, lack of attention will drive a wedge in it. If I don’t give attention to my wife or children, there will become a wedge driven in between us, we I’ll grow apart. I need to give attention to them to keep that relationship strong and help it to continue to grow.

In my spiritual relationship with Christ, I need to give my full attention to Him every chance I can. When I talk to Him or pray, I need to pray attentively as He is the only One who matters at that moment. I need to talk to Him and focus on Him and give Him my undivided attention when it comes to this part of my relationship.

Pray Adamantly

To be honest, I keeping with the alliteration, but after I explain why I chose ‘adamantly’ you will understand why it is an attribute we should have in our prayer life.

The word adamant means unshakable or insistent especially in maintaining a position or opinion.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I read this verse and I think about how adamant Jesus wants us to be in our prayer life! He wants us to ask, He wants us to seek, He wants us to knock! If we do each of these things, He will give, He will help you find, and He will open the doors. Be adamant in your prayer life! Be unshakable and insistent in your prayer life!

Pray Always

“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17

This is a common verse yet many fail at obeying the simplicity of the command.

It does not mean we have to be on our knees in our prayer closet 24/7, but it does mean that we should be in the attitude of prayer 24/7.

If we live our life in an attitude of prayer, we will see our relationship with God grow stronger on a daily basis.

How is your prayer life? How is your relationship with God? Add these 3 attributes to your prayer life to increase your relationship with Christ.

Pray Attentively

Pray Adamantly

Pray Always

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Focus Forward

Change your focus!

You will never get where you want to go because you never focus on where you need to go.

Focus Forward

I was out working today and I saw this little saying on an elementary school sign. I saw this statement and immediately thought of Philippians 3:13

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,”

Paul in Philippians was basically telling us that we need to ‘Focus Forward.’

Many times in the Christian life, we are too busy focusing on where we have been and what we have done. We are focused on the past, whether it is good or bad. I see and hear all the time, ‘we DID this’ or ‘we ACCOMPLISHED that’ or ‘we WENT there.’ It is time we change our way of thinking, it is time we change our focus.

It is time that we start to ‘Focus Forward.’

It is still early enough in the year to change your focus for the year. Stop looking at what you did last year and start focusing on what you are going to do this year.

We never get anywhere in life because we are always focused on the past. Paul tells us to forget about those things which are behind. Move on from them. Stop dwelling on the past. You will never go anywhere if you are always looking backwards.

I watched a clip from a successful businessman/motivational speaker and one of his points was ‘change your ask.’ His idea behind this, is if you always ask for the same thing, you will always get the same thing. If you change your ask, you will eventually get something different. Yes, you may be criticized and laughed at, but when you set goals and you have a desire to do something great, that will happen.

Change your focus!

Change what you are looking at!

In my spiritual life, it is time that I stop looking at what I used to do for Christ and start looking at what I can do for Christ. I need to change my focus and focus forward in my spiritual life.

What keeps us from focusing forward?

Our past keeps us looking backwards. FORGET ABOUT YOUR PAST! You cannot change it. You cannot do anything different! FORGET ABOUT IT! Paul had to learn this lesson. He murdered Christians! He killed people who believed in Jesus Christ for a living! Yet, Paul became one of the greatest Christians, one of the greatest servants of Christ, that has ever walked on the face of the earth! Why? How? What did he do different? HE FORGOT ABOUT HIS PAST! No matter how bad you were, no matter how lazy you were no matter where you are from, you can still do something great! If you forget about your past.

Distractions keep us looking sidewards. Whether they are good or bad, we all have distractions in life that will keep us from looking forward. We may be distracted by what someone else is doing…or not doing. We may be too worried about the world and the direction it’s going. We need to be focused on our own life and make sure we are going in the right direction.

Change your focus! Focus Forward!

Do something great in 2020!

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Where’s Your Focus

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

So I am getting all my 2020 blogs out of my head. This year will have a lot of eyesight and vision references. But as a Christian, it is important that our eyes and our vision are on the right things!

Our focus as a Christian should be on Jesus Christ. He is the author and finisher of our faith. He is the beginning and the end of everything we know! Christ was here long before we were and He will still be long after us!

As we get ready to go through the year 2020, I want you to ask yourself, ‘Where is my focus at?’

This is a serious question to ask ourselves. Our feet will eventually follow our focus.

It is like driving, when you take your focus off of the road for an extended period of time, you start to drive towards wherever you are looking. You will naturally follow your focus.

You may think you are walking straight down the path of life, but if your focus isn’t wholly on the things of God, you will eventually end up of the path that God wants you on!

Your focus in the Christian life needs to be on Jesus Christ! “Looking unto Jesus…”

The Bible tells us to look unto Jesus! He should be where our gaze is fixed! He should be our focus in life!

Why should we focus on Jesus Christ?

Because He saved us! The first reason we should focus on Jesus Christ is because He provided us a way to Heaven, a way to escape Hell. Jesus gave Himself for us so that we can have salvation. If you are a saved child of Jesus Christ, your focus in life should be on Him. Christ is the beginning and ending of our faith and He is everything in between. Focus on Christ because of His gift of salvation.

Because of what He has given us! If you take a minute to look at your life and see everything that God has given you, you would have no reason but to focus on Him. Everything we are, everything we have is from Jesus Christ. Stop focusing on yourself and your problems and look at the blessings you have been given in life. One of the problems with Christians today is we get our focus off of Christ because we are looking at the things we don’t have instead of the things we do have.

Because of what He has in store for us! Do you realize that God knows what is ahead in your life? Too often, we take matters into our own hands and we end up with far less in life because we didn’t trust God to take us to where He wanted us. If we take our focus off of Christ, we will end up off the path He has for us.

Where is your focus in 2020?

Is it on Christ?

Is it on yourself and your problems and the things you want?

“Looking unto Jesus…”

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