Friday, December 28 2007
Prayer is the foundation of any Christian walk. Simply, without prayer there is no communication with God and therefore no relationship with God. It is important to find time each day and pray. This may seem like I am preaching to the choir, but sometimes even I have to remind myself to be an altar builder. I have already stated the obvious reasons that we should pray, but in preparing to post this blog, I came across another very important reason for prayer and that is to sustain our future generations...
Joshua 22:26 Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:
Joshua 22:27 But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations after us, that we might do the service of the LORD before him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no part in the LORD.
I have been raised in the church and have seen many children not live for God after leaving home. I do not believe that their parents are to blame, but I do not want my children to not have a relationship with Jesus because I failed to build altars in my home. It is important that your children hear you pray and also that you pray for them including laying hands on them. I often will hug my son as I pray for him. He will only become the man that I train him to be and the touch of his dad is important and hearing my prayers is paramount. I do not want my grandchildren nor my great grandchildren saying they have no part in God.