…We live within time, but God (being a spirit-being John 4:24) lives outside of time. So time itself only exist on this side of eternity (Earth)…
Prayer is one of the most tasking (physically and mentally demanding) spiritual exercise for mankind. I’m sure you could relate with that already.
It comes so easy to sing since it appeals to your emotion, read (not necessarily study/meditate on) the bible because your Pastor will ask you “If you did/didn’t?” and “Where you read/why not?” and other reasons…, but finding the time to pray (in your closet), It’s a real civil war you’d have to fight.
It’s no big deal to attend musical concerts, praise night, and the likes for the reason above. The attendance in the yearly THE EXPERIENCE held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos also confirms that. But for a prayer submit and the likes, the attendance most times would be the exact opposite for a similar musical concert.
But how do one learn how to do something? It’s by doing it anyway. The only way to learn how to sing is by singing anyway. The only way to learn how to run is not by watching sprinters nor thinking like one, but by actually doing the running yourself. The only way to learn how to read books is by reading books and same principle applies to learning how to pray. Evidence suggests that you have mastery for any task when you do it for 10,000 hours (Google it 😜).
Prayer is a spiritual exercise… You are communicating with God (A Spirit being. John 4:24) by your own spirit through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26,27) living on the inside of you (I Corinthians 6:19).
Simply put, prayer is a spirit-spirit Intercourse /interaction /inter-phase /affair /exchange /transaction /venture /conference /meeting /synchronisation /super-impose… etc. A (your own) spirit talking to The Spirit (God) and The Father of all Spirits (Hebrew 12:9) talking back.
Initially, when you finally resolve to praying, just a small 5 minutes prayer could seem as though eternity (forever). But when you pray long enough (especially in other tongues than in your understanding), humanity gives way for divinity… 5 hours prayer would seem as though just 5 minutes and you just don’t want to stop (leave His Presence) and from your belly flow rivers of living water (John 7:37-39). Then you’d say like Brother Peter at the Mount of Transfiguration “Lord let us kuku ma dey abide here kwa” (Paraphrased).
The reason for this is because in the realm of the Father of Spirits, a thousand years is but a day and thus 40 years (on this side of eternity) is but an hour (Marvin Sapp’s You Are God Alone,Diary of A Psalmist Album)…
So one thing that’s needful is transcending the humanity for divinity where there’s divine algorithm for time compression, leaving the outer and inner courts of God to the very Holy of Holies (Throne Room)… Having communion/fellowship with the father like it was at Eden.
In that room you have Access (top /level 5 clearance) to divine secrets (highly classifieds) of God (I Corinthians 2:6-14). Having answers to every questions and prayers, receiving directions for your next move, who to marry, where to work… You can never be confused as to what choice to make, what next to be done etc.
You can’t bow before The Father of Spirits and also bow before men No way! The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (James 5:16B AMP)
There is a funny saying among contemporary Yoruba speakers that “ina buruku lo n se buredi jina” and my prefered interpretation as “The intensity of the vigorous heat speaks volume for a daily functional bakery” meaning the magnitude of God’s Presence (Power and Glory) you carry will speak louder than your voice/effort in every areas of your endeavors (Vibes).
Learn to tarry long enough in His Presence to being a daily carrier of His Glory. It’s the greatest assets you could ever possess on this side of eternity that’s of eternal value. Never rush in/out of His Presence, wait for The Father of Spirits to talk back to you. It’s not a one-way thing. Talk to Him and wait until He gives you a reply through His Spirit to your own spirit.
Remain blessed as you continually kindle the altar of prayer in your #WarRoom friends
FABULUJE MAY, 2017