Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mow your path!

Early African Christians were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God. Over time the paths to these places became well worn. As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect prayer, it was soon apparent to the others. They would kindly remind the negligent one, "Brother, the grass grows on your path."

Prayerfulness above all other things, expresses our desperate need for God. If that is true, then prayerlessness for a Christian is as arrogant and defiant of a sin as could ever be named.

Mow your path...and don't pray petty self-indulgent small god prayers. Don't pray out of obligation or duty, but pray because enjoying him is incomparable to any other enjoyment. Pray like your life depends on it...because it does.

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