Archive for March 13, 2021

Yesterday I touched on the importance of prayer, but if you’re anything like me, sometimes you wake up and your schedule is so full that you skip over the prayers and get right to work. Our modern western way of thinking values that kind of thinking, but think about what that says. You hurry into your work day because you are feeling overwhelmed by the volume of things that need to be done. Jesus said, “Come to me you who are weary and burned and I will give you rest.” But we say, “Lord I have no time to rest, so I’ll just bear these burdens alone.” That’s really backwards when you think about it. The result of this type of prayer less action is we end up doing things in our own strength and then we get frustrated with God when it doesn’t work out. Maybe it’s time to take a page from the Martin Luther playbook. 

Martin Luther said, “I have so much to do today that I’m going to need to spend three hours in prayer in order to be able to get it all done.”

As you go about your busy day, whose strength are you relying on? Maybe it’s time to say a prayer and reconnect to the source of your strength.