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Fair Weather Praying (worse than having a “Fair-Weather Friend”)

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SO….

a person you really loved for some time, is no longer being a friend when you’re going through difficulties.

Is this friend a friend, in deed?

In reverse: Some of us do not pray until we are going through major tragedies or difficulties.

Rest assured, people, we do not have a fair-weather God.

God is always waiting with love and mercy.

It is by creation, he created us for himself. Whether we stray far or near or fall shallow or deep, it is by A sacred design that each will meet and be judged by God.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in hisbody, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10

Although God’s love and mercy is available to us, God can not deceive or be deceived.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.Galatians 6:7

This post is an encouragement for all to be constant in prayer with God. We should not go to God only when we are in trouble or in dire need. Let all of us be warriors in prayer so to appreciate God’s love and mercy and to defeat the evil works. of Satan and his legions of demons who wander throughout the world, seeking to ruin our souls. TowerAndFlights (AOC)

What Does It Mean to “Be Constant in Prayer”?

First, let’s first talk about the meaning of “Be constant.” Then let’s put this call to be constant in prayer in connection with what we saw last week in the rest of verse 12. Then let’s see it illustrated in Ephesians 1.

The word “constant” here doesn’t mean that every minute you are praying. It means persist in prayer. Persevere in it. Stay at it. Be devoted to it. Don’t give up or slack off. Be habitual. It’s the opposite of random, occasional, sporadic, intermittent. In other words, Paul is calling all Christians to make prayer a regular, habitual, recurring, disciplined part of your life. Treat prayer the way you treat eating and sleeping and doing your job. Don’t be hit and miss about it. Don’t assume it will fill in the cracks of other things. Dealing with God in prayer deserves more than a dial-up on the fly.

He is, of course, available any time. And he loves to help any time. But he is dishonored when we do not make time in our day to give him focused attention. All relationships suffer without regular focused attention. Paul is calling all of us to a life or regular, planned meetings with God in prayer in which we praise him for who he is, and thank for what he has done, and ask him for help, and plead the cause of those we love, including the peoples of the world.

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