If you want to change the world you have to start in the prayer closet!
That was the phrase that came to me while I spent a day recently listening to the Lord. Regular readers of this blog will remember that I recently spent a day just being quiet before the Lord. (See: The Sound of Silence and The Silence was Deafening)
During this time I just felt the Lord really impressing on me the need to spend more time in prayer with Him. Now I am not a prayer warrior. I'm not even a prayer junior warrior. Prayer is something I do but I have never found it easy to spend hours, or for that matter 1 hour, in prayer. I do pray throughout the day but just spending concentrated time in prayer is something I sadly lack.
However 1 Corinthians 2:2 says, "I am determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified." That verse really spoke to me recently. I realized I want to increase my time of fellowship with Jesus. I am finding my desire to spontaneously pray for others, and to just pray period, is slowly increasing.
You see I want a revival. However I want one in my own life first because I know that it has to start in our own hearts before it can spread out to those around us. Which brings me back to the prayer closet. If I want to change the world I have to start in prayer!
As one book I am reading right now says, "Revival comes when people are longing for God and God alone!" Right now that is what I want. I know I can't make it through my day withot Him and really I don't even want to try.
I want more of God in my life. I want to reflect Him more, to know Him, to seek Him. Which means I need to talk with Him more as well.
So I guess I'll have to dig into my closet and make some room.....care to join me?