I like to pray. The Bible says to "pray without ceasing" or in another translation it says "pray continually." My interpretation of this verse is to just talk to God throughout the day. Of course we need that quiet, uninterrupted time that is dedicated to praise, thanksgiving, confession, and requests to God. That is very important to Christian spiritual growth. But I have realized that all through the day, I am constantly finding myself asking God to take care of my kids, or to help me with a certain situation, or just thanking Him for little things. I believe that's what it means to "pray continually."
When I have something that is weighing heavily on my mind, communicating with God about it usually gives me peace and helps me to be able to handle the situation better. The last couple of days, I keep praying to God to please take care of Aaron and the other guys while they are traveling. But I wasn't getting the peace that I usually feel after praying. I don't know why sometimes I feel God's peace and others times I don't. It's probably just my own fears getting in the way. Here is what my concern is about....tonight, the band is playing in Arlington, Texas. They are leaving as soon as they finish playing to drive all night to Alabama because they have to take care of some business matters here first thing tomorrow morning. After taking care of the business, they are leaving here to drive to Little Rock, Arkansas to try and make it to the show there tomorrow night. That's a lot of traveling in a very short amount of time!
So, I'm sure that all through today, I'll be asking God to keep them safe and protect them. He is God; He knows where they are; God is in control; He will work things out for His purpose to prevail. What do you think -- why do we feel God's peace sometimes but not at others times?
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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