Have you ever wondered about the importance of prayer?
“Prayer is the difference between the best you can do and the best God can do.” (Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle, page 55)
Prayer reminds us of the limitations of our own resources. It also reminds us of the greatness of God and His sovereignty over all.
We know this with our minds and intellect but our eyes of faith tend to have short memories. How is it that we so quickly lose sight of Who God is? Psalm 145 reminds me that perpetual praise should be my focus each day.
Perpetual – as in – continuing on each day, throughout the day. Perpetual as in – NO interruption. Perpetual as in constantly blooming in my life.
When life tends to unfold and happen in living color, when emotions are high and seeking to take control, Psalm 145 tells us:
- “No one can measure his greatness”
- “proclaim his power”
- “meditate on his majestic, glorious splendor”
- “think on his wonderful miracles”
- let His “awe-inspiring deeds be on every tongue”
- “share the story of his wonderful goodness”
As we hit our knees in prayer, we admit our inability, our smallness and at the same time, we acknowledge His greatness and His ability to do all. It is in prayer that our faith grows and we find the assurance our God is bigger than any problem we may face.
And it is in praise that we give His Name the honor it deserves. His sovereignty is beyond human comprehension. His glory will fill us with wonder and assure us of His Presence with us, within us. His deeds and goodness will fill us with belief that He is great and able to handle those things which concern us.
Prayer is the difference,
prayer makes the difference.
This is Day 15 of 31 Days Of Going In Circles. You can find the entire series here .