Memorize: But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in secret; and thy father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6;6.

Devotional Reading: Matthew 6:1-15

Life generally is about relationships and building networks. Families working together, employee’s working as a team, church fellowship amongst brethren, community relationships, etc. It is often said that “no man is an island”, it is also said that “a tree does not make a forest”. These quotes reiterate the fact that relationships are essential part of life.

As important as these relationships are, believers need to find time to build relationship with God by praying. God matters the most in our lives. He is our rock; our fortress; the lifter up of our heads, without Him, we can do nothing. The Christian life is more than just “Jesus and me”, but it is not less. Many individualistic modern-day Christians still need to be awakened to the deep rewards of studying and living the scripture. In our push for community in the Christian life, it is equally essential to remember that the Christian life is not only communal. Developing a personal relationship with God is more important than it’s ever been. The modern age is plagued with distractions; from social media, comical gatherings, going to party and clubbing to most the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, you need to know God for yourself to make it through this life. You cannot depend on the prayers of others, no one can pray for you like you can for yourself.

Jonathan Edwards expresses, and Scripture exemplifies, in one of his quotes, he said – “one aspect of a Christ-enamoured heart is a gnawing ache to get alone with God”. It is in the times we commune alone and build close relationship with God that we receive divine direction and greater revelations. We are able to get deep with God, where secrets are unveiled and prophesies released. The soft and gentle voice of God is heard in a place of stillness through close relationship, many people have missed their heaven arranged opportunities and divine season of breakthroughs because they missed the voice of God. Some people have a mindset and belief that God cannot speak to them, I wish to let you know that God still speaks today, you will only hear him when you build your relationship with Him, take time to pray and pay attention to hear His voice.

The Closer you are to God the nearer He comes to you.

I pray for you today that you will make God your priority, build a close relationship with Him and spend quality time in prayer.

Prayer point: My LORD and my God, please help me to pray and not faint in Jesus name.

Key Dose: You will always make time for what is important to you, so make God your number one priority.

Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle

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