Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the next 12 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day twenty with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of prayer.
Walk a Prayerful Path
“They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble.”
Jeremiah 31:9 (NIV)
When do you pray? What do you pray about? How often do you pray about decisions that you face? What does it take for a matter to be included in your prayer time? Do people often come to you with prayer requests? What do they expect? How would you respond? What do you feel is the greatest hindrance in your prayer life? What would it take to overcome it? When you pray, how much time do you spend in quietness and God’s Word listening for what He would say?
God speaks to Jeremiah of a time when He will draw His people back to Himself and they will come to Him weeping and in prayer. As they return, God removes the barriers as He leads them beside streams of refreshing and on level paths. As you pray, ask God to help you be more intentional in your prayer life. Pray that your pursuit of God in prayer would bring times of refreshing to your spirit. Pray that you would recognize the work of God’s Spirit in removing the obstacles that interfere with your prayer life. Pray that you would always listen to God as a deliberate part of your time in prayer.