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God Is Available Now

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God Is Available Now

Think about who you are hanging out with when you pray.  God is there—he is available to you.

We pray because we get to spend time with God.

In our “Walking with Kings” study last year, Uzziah’s father died when he was just 16. He immediately inherited the kingdom. He was teenager trying to lead his country. His father was godly, praying man and taught his son to pray.

Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. He built Eloth and restored it to Judah after the king [Amaziah] slept with his fathers [in death]. Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jechiliah of Jerusalem. He did right in the sight of the Lord, in accordance with everything that his father Amaziah had done. He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding [a]through the vision of God; and as long as he sought (inquired of, longing for) the Lord, God caused him to prosper. [1]

Uzziah decided to seek the Lord. As long as he did, God caused him to prosper. He sought, inquired and yearned for the Lord. God I need your presence and guidance. I need you. Fame of Uzziah spread and he became very powerful.

Don’t over think it.

The thief on the cross did not have a developed prayer life. But on a cross next to Jesus, he may have thought, I’m dying for a sin—I deserve death. He prayed a simple prayer “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He must have believed Jesus was someone who could make a difference in his life. Jesus said, –done— “Today you will be with me in paradise.”[2]

Prayer is a source of incredible power. We can spend time with is the Creator of the universe. Choose today to remove the complexity in your mind. Stop thinking you don’t know how to pray. It isn’t complicated. Just talk to God.

For more on this topic, listen to the podcast, “The Joy of Prayer.”

[1] 2 Chronicles 26:1-6 AMP

[2] Luke 23:43 NIV

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About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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