Hi, this is Justin Frazier from Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church with your Inspirational thought of the day.
Are you busy? I mean, are you really busy? If you’re anything like me, sometimes it seems like we need a Ph.D in Crisis Management just to attempt to navigate all of the events on the old calendar.
But as Martin Luther, the famous German theologian, is famously attributed with saying, “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”
Three hours in prayer to prepare for a busy day??? Can you imagine that? I know some of you are thinking, “No wonder he was a monk!” But, do not miss the point… that the more we have going on, the more critical it is to spend time with God.
Let me ask you something: how much time do you spend in prayer each day? For most of us, the answer is: not nearly enough.
The Apostle Paul put it this way in 1 Thessalonians versus 16-18:
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
There it is – smack dab in the middle of “God’s will” for your life. To pray without ceasing.
When you think about it, what better use of time could there be than to spend it in communion with the Creator of the universe, who spoke the world into existence and knitted you together in your mother’s womb?
The great 19th century preacher, J.C. Ryle, put it this way in his book, A Call to Prayer: “Faith is to the soul what life is to the body. Prayer is to faith what breath is to life. How a man can live and not breathe is past my comprehension, and how a man can believe and not pray is past my comprehension too.”
Be sure to set aside time today – and everyday – in prayer to the God who loves you and sent His Son to die for your sins.
Have a blessed day!
Justin Frazier, Executive Pastor 
Phone: 972.359.7777 x2424

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