YOUR PRAYER PLACE
I had a friend who’s father’s garage looked as neat as Saks Fifth Avenue display shelves! He used to say, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” That made a lot of sense to me.
Having a place for prayer makes a lot of sense, too. Jesus said, “But when you pray, go into your room…” (Matthew 6:6) The Greek word for “room” describes a specific room in the Jewish home equivalent to an indoor garage. It was a storehouse where anything might be kept, including grain or small animals during extreme weather. It was not part of the main living area of the home. It was a place where a person could escape distractions and could avoid becoming a distraction. Having a place for prayer makes you more likely to develop a habit of praying every day. The great prayer teacher Andrew Murray wrote, “Everyone must have some solitary spot where they can be alone with God.” -JKB
🔹AS PART OF OUR SPIRITUAL “RE-SET” IN JANUARY, I AM CHALLENGING OUR CONGREGATION TO READ THE ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT THIS MONTH! IT REQUIRES ABOUT 8-9 CHAPTERS PER DAY, BUT YOU CAN DO IT – WE WILL DO IT TOGETHER!
I SUGGEST YOU DIVIDE YOUR READINGS INTO MORNING AND EVENING. THAT WAY YOU WILL KEEP UP. IF YOU FALL BEHIND GET CAUGHT UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
♦️Day 3: Matthew 16 – 23