Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What’s the Difference?

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

What’s the difference between Sunday and Thursday? No, this is not the beginning of a joke, I’m serious. What’s the difference? Or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday for that matter? I expect to be in God’s presence on Sunday, but why not any other day? What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between the Communion Table and a dinner table? Again, no joke. What’s the difference? I long to worship God in taking what we affectionately call, The Lord’s Supper. Is it possible to worship Him when I “take” my dear Janet’s supper? 

I wonder if this is why Paul talked so much about continuous prayer? Prayer is definitely a way to be in the presence of God, to fellowship with God, to commune with God, to interact with God. That’s why Paul could tell the Philippian Christ followers in part to “… pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done” [Philippians 4:6]. If we were to do this, we just might accomplish the lofty goal Paul set before the Corinthian Christ followers in part to capture every “rebellious thought and teach them to obey Christ” [2 Corinthians 10:5]. 

To be in prayer is a way to be heavenly minded. Let’s do that, dear Christ follower. Let’s be “constant in prayer” [Romans 12:12]. Let’s “pray without ceasing” [1 Thessalonians 5:17]. Let’s be engaged with God. When we do that, we’ll have an answer for our question, what’s the difference? Answer: There is no difference!

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 - New Living Translation

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