08.10.2014. We Don’t Have Time Not To. By Deacon Bruce McElrath.

We Don’t Have Time Not To

Things we ought to do, but we don’t take the time to do: *Balance our checkbook. *Change our car’s oil and filter. *Get a physical examination. *Pray.

That’s right, pray!

Jesus said that we “always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Lk. 18:1). And the apostle Paul encouraged believers to “pray without ceasing” (1Th. 5:17).

We know that our lives would be deeper and fuller, and that we would be better prepared to face life’s challenges if we would talk to God. But so often we do not take the time, and as a result we feel spiritually dry and weak.

In his book Prayer: A Holy Occupation, Oswald Chambers wrote, “We can hinder the time that should be spent with God by remembering we have other things to do. ‘I haven’t time.’ Of course you have not time! Take time, strangle some other interests and make time to realize that the center of power in your life is the Lord Jesus Christ and His atonement.”

If we fail to balance our checkbook, service our car, or get a physical exam, we can run into serious problems. But if we neglect prayer, we will lose our spiritual power.

We don’t have time not to pray.

If We Are Too Busy To Pray, We Are Too Busy.

On The Battlefield!
Deacon Bruce