Finally, I will have to write as a Pastor. Few people have been looking out for this. While I have written as a friend, mentor and a well wisher, I will be putting on my pastoral cap as I write the final words for the half of year, 2019. I can’t begin that without giving all the glory to God for the remarkable opportunity to write and for you to read. It’s all by grace.
A huge thanks to everyone who has ever had to read a piece on this page. Those who share their thoughts and encouragement via the comment, I will like to say, “Thank you”. Thanks for the chats and emails in appreciation of every piece. You guys give me reasons to continue and I appreciate that a lot.
The Lord has placed something in my mind. Its a message for the now. Its what we are all familiar with whether you are religious or not. Its called prayer. I have reiterated this in our local assembly before the year came in. I feel so strongly that God requires us to come to a place of prayer. Like Elijah in the old statement, we need to rebuild our altars urgently. This is an urgent call.
As I ruminate on the call to altar, I ponder on why this time and what for. I was reminded of a few insights I got regarding the year. Then I understood the reasons for the call to prayer clearly. There are three major reasons you need to take the call to prayer at this hour seriously. Even if you have not been praying before now, this is a good time to begin. This is a good time to make up with God. 1 John 4:4 already declares God to be ever faithful if we can repent our faults. Remember, the Psalmist (Psalm 66:18) says if iniquity is found in me, God will not hear me. So make up with God today.
A Prayer Of Thanksgiving
Take a look at the first six months. There are several people who didn’t make it this far. Several people lost their lives doing the same things you did. The fact that you are alive is a golden chance to be the man of your dreams. The dead do not have such grace. Friends, the battle is not to the strong, its been grace. It won’t be out of place if you can host a thanksgiving moment right from a heartfelt altar of praise or worship. Just appreciate God. Take a look at Psalm 124 and 100. If it means anything to you, give all the glory to God, the master key to every life. Think about each grace you have received and how you have been helped. Appreciate God.
Secure The Days
Every spiritual man knows that we can just walk into the day without securing it at the altar. So much goes on in the spirit realm that can’t be neglected. The spiritual controls the physical. Why do you think people are failing into deep depression up to the point of taking their lives? A spirit is at work. Friends, the days are evil and you must learn to seize the day. That can only happen at the altar. If you have had a bad dream or you are scared of the days to come in the second half of 2019, this is the time to use your prayer to turn things around. Take a look at Matthew 7:7-8.
Bring Your Plans Before Him
I have advocated that you create a plan to work with. I am also here to let you know that you can’t do it all alone. There is a God in heaven who can help. You need people, materials and finance, its only this God that can offer you all you need. A good point to begin is to lay open the plans and purpose for each stage in your plans. Psalm 37:5 says something important you should check out. Its God who can bring all the resources to you. Psalm 121 makes this clear. There is a prayer I normally pray, it says may I never forget that I need Jesus to survive.
As you go into the second half of the year, you need to walk into it prayerfully. A prayer less Christian is a power less Christian. Just live a devoted life buried in prayer. When you stop praying, a lot of things begin to die. This is a solemn call to the altar. Arise and God will help you.