Every day presents hurdles to overcome, problems to solve and fires to put out. Why do we attempt to complete each task alone, desperately wanting or needing help but never asking? We tend to carry our burdens on our shoulders and lug around the weight of our worlds. How easy it is to get into a pattern and wear down a path of constantly taking on more than we can manage. We are all guilty of this, taking responsibility and thinking we can control the situation when we need to remember that God constantly seeks our burdens, to remove them from our shaking shoulders and fill us with his peace. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light..." (Matthew 11:30)
Prayer is such an intimate time to have with our father, a time that we need, a time that our soul desires. When you think about it, prayer is like having dinner together, it is a time of rest, a time to be filled, a time to be satisfied. Our soul hungers and seeks for the Lord, whether we are actively searching or our hearts are crying out for him. We can only be sowers or reapers for Gods' children and be a true reflection of God if our needs are fulfilled. When our spirit tank is running low, we are a ghost of ourselves.
Prayer is interconnected with all of life. Prayer becomes aware of his story, prayer gives birth to hope, prayer reveals the heart. I challenge you to be constantly seeking the Lord, speaking with him and listening to his wisdom. There is no chain that can't be broken or burden lifted because there is power in the name of Jesus.