Last Sunday we began our series on the six healthy habits of highly successful Christians jumping off of Steve Covey’s seven habits of highly successful people.
Last week we said regular worship is one of the healthy habits but not only that, our worship must be real and authentic. It must be in spirit and in truth.
This week, I would like us to consider prayer. The scriptures say prayer is the key to all the spiritual power in our lives. The failure to practice personal prayer renders us spiritually weak and ineffective. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us come before the throne of grace with confidence to obtain grace and find mercy to use in time of our need.” Some people ask the question if God already knows all our needs, why do we need to pray?
Imagine a huge building filled with millions of rooms and storehouses. Inside those rooms are all the possibilities for your future and success. Things like job opportunities, provisions of every kind, guidance, wisdom to make the right decisions, health, peace, goodness, you name it. The only problems are all the doors are locked and you can’t get in. God put a supernatural key in your hand that will open every door. You can choose to use the key or not use the key. If you don’t use the key, the doors won’t open for you. But if you use the key the doors will open. That’s the picture of how prayer works. God won’t automatically do everything for you and me. He has given us a key to use.