The average Christian has a very different standard regarding a life of service to God than that which Scripture gives us. We think about our personal safety – grace to pardon our sin and to secure our entrance into heaven. The Bible’s standard is that we surrender ourselves, our time, our thoughts, and our love to God.
To the average Christian the command “keep on praying” is a needless and impossible life of perfection. Who can do it? We can get to heaven without it.
However, to the true believer that command hold the promise of the highest happiness and of a life crowned by all the blessings that come through intercession. Through perseverance it becomes the highest aim and joy upon earth.
“Keep on praying.” Take that word in faith as a promise of what God’s Spirit will work in us. Let it become our heavenly calling. Christ said, “I in them and you in me.” Let us believe that just as the Father worked in Him, Christ will work and pray in us. As the faith of our calling fills our hearts we literally will begin to feel there is nothing on earth to be compared with the privilege of walking without interruption in His holy presence, bringing others around us to the footstool of His throne and receiving His power.
(Credit: The above devotion comes from The Best of Andrew Murray on Prayer)
- The Journey: Unceasing Prayer (lifereference.wordpress.com)
- Missionary Intercession (prayercommunicationwithgod.wordpress.com)
- God Seeks Intercessors (prayercommunicationwithgod.wordpress.com)