Without ceasing

Do you ever feel like there is never enough time in the day? 

Most days, I start the day with my to-do list and end with too many unchecked boxes thinking, “Hopefully I will have time tomorrow to get it all done”.  

Life gets so busy that when I stumble upon verses like 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “pray without ceasing”, I feel the pressure of it instead of seeing the freedom in it.

At first glance, I wonder…How in the world am I supposed to fit continual, constant, unceasing prayer into my already packed schedule? It seems like such an unattainable goal! I begin to feel like my prayer life is not what it should be, but then the Holy Spirit within me does what He does best….reminds me of the truth. 

God doesn’t call us to stop living our lives so that we can give all our time to prayer. He calls us to pray in the midst of our busy schedules. 

We should not view prayer as just another item on our to-do list. Instead, we should seek to live in a way that we are constantly connected with God as we stumble our way through our daily routines and busy schedules. In the midst of our busyness God wants us to pause and during that pause we can…

• Praise Him

• Thank Him

• Worship

• Cry out to Him

• Just talk to Him

“pray without ceasing” is God’s way of calling us into connecting with Him each and every day.

This quote was in a bible study I have been doing this week:

“The only person who dares wake up a king at 3am for a glass of water is a child. We have that kind of access.” -Tim Keller

We have access to our King, 24 hours a day. Seek him continually. He wants to hear from His kids.

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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