Can you imagine what would happen if humankind instantly could not communicate with each other? How would you be able to tell the doctor the pains you are having. Spouses wouldn’t be able to relate to each other and express their thoughts and feelings. Teachers wouldn’t be able to share knowledge, thus learning would cease. If one can just extrapolate the implications of this in our mind, we can form a picture of how disastrous this will be. You can even extend this thought to the animal kingdom. Imagine how calamitous it will be if a particular species lost all means of communicating with each other! In many ways their existence will become disjointed and they will be moving around like aimless zombies.

As we can see, communicating acts as the lifeblood for us humans and animals to flourish as a species. In like manner, it is essential that we who are a spiritual species in Christ, communicate in the form of prayer to our Heavenly Father. In many ways it is our breath of life, remove it and we will die!

Because communication is important; God has woven it into the fabric of our earthly existence. God understands how essential dialogue is both in the horizontal and the vertical. So much so, he instructs us in many scriptures about prayer. Some of these scriptures are:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) – “Rejoice always,pray continually,give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

James 5:16 (KJV) – “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”

1 Timothy 2:1 (KJV) –1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

Job 42:10 (KJV) – “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) –Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”.

Did you notice a trend in the scriptures I referenced? Yes, there was a theme, but we will get back to this in a moment.

It is my belief that a quorum for prayer is always 3 persons, in the form of you, God, and Jesus. The reason I added Jesus is because He is now on the right hand of the father making intercessions for us (Romans 8:34). To me His role is not simply to make intercessions for us, but also with us, when we come before God to communicate in prayer. Can you visualize this setting? Prayer allows us to be in the presence of the God of the universe and right by our side is Jesus who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1 Timothy 6:15–16)! Oh, what a royal audience that takes place each time we pray. Imagine simple me, who is a speck of dust in the grand scheme of life, can bring together such an audience.

It might not seem that way on the surface, but we as Christians can have a daily audience with the highest beings in the universe without needing a prior appointment 😊. Because of this I say, “Never miss an appointment”, “Never be late for an appointment!”

Now I ask you these questions. What are you doing with this appointment? Are you aware that this appointment has been placed in your daily calendar by God? Imagine your manager schedules a daily recurring meeting at 8 am to communicate your instructions/tasks to execute for that day, and you never attend, or intermittently attend at your leisure. What does that say about you as a steward to the business? What does that say about us as stewards in God’s business? Yes, these are hard questions which we must use to examine ourselves! So let’s stop and do that.

Given that we had a chance to pause and reflect for a moment, now let’s try and tie everything together and bring this home. The intention of this blog was to remind all of us about the important and wonderful opportunity afforded us to access the throne room of God. This is an opportunity that we must use liberally, and not only to bring our personal petitions. Because as workers in God’s Kingdom, our function is to bring the needs of others to Him.  

This is why most of the scriptures I indicated above represent a theme of praying for friends, fellow believers, persons in authority as well as governments, the sick and also one another in general. These are some of the key roles and responsibilities that can be found in the job description of a Christian. This is the job description you and I signed when we entered the kingdom of God and put our hand to the plow.

The aforementioned aspects of our role speaks about supporting and carrying one another. This is why Galatians 6:2 indicates, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”. As we approach a New Year, I would like to urge us to become better at carrying each other’s burdens. 😊

LET’S NOT LOOSE THE ABILITY TO CARRY ONE ANOTHER…!

A good place to carry someone’s burden is to the highest office in the land, but we can do even better than this. We can carry someone’s burden to the highest office in the universe! We can carry them to the throne room of God!

PS: Dane Miller was last seen giving someone a jockey ride.

Your Brother in the Lord,

Dane Miller – “God is the Author, I am the Pen”

Authored Book What is the Woman Saying – Lessons from Biblical Women.

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