While this song is from last year, I think it is still relevant to us today. I think every once in a while we need a reminder that no matter what may be going on in our lives, we have no reason to turn back. There is nothing to go back for. I think of the time Jesus was talking to his followers and disciples and so many of them turned their backs on Him and walked away. Jesus turned to those closest to him and asked, “will you also go?” And their reply was so profound and revealing of their true desperate dependence on Him, “To whom else can we go, Thou has the Words of Life!!!” John 6:60-71 Truly no matter what we are facing there is nothing worth going back for. I’ve got no reason to quit. Watch the Mayle Family at IHC 2013 from Holiness Online
A small boy was saying his bedtime prayers with his grandmother. He went through the normal prayer and continued to pray, for quite a few minutes. Finally when he finished and got up his grandmother, who’s curiosity was piqued, asked, “Honey, why did you pray so long?” the little boy looked up with childish innocence and all the sincerity he had and answered, “I heard that, ‘Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees’ so I was going to give him a good shaking”
What great faith that little boy had in prayer. Prayer is our connection to God. Our hotline to heaven. It is direct contact with God.
Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:18 that we are to be, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…” What a command to pray always, not just to pray always but to pray in our praying. John Wesley the faithful man of God and founder of the Methodist wrote on this verse, “Praying always – At all times, and on every occasion, in midst of all employments, inwardly praying without ceasing.”
Oh what prayer can do,
An unknown author said it so well when they put it into this powerful poem;
T.M. Anderson wrote in his book Prayer Availeth Much “I am convinced that the people of God have not explored the boundless possibilities of prayer.”
What a privilege is ours if we will only take advantage of it today. Won’t you spend some extra time in prayer today? It is our only hope of revival. It is our only hope of renewal. .It our only hope of restoration. We can vote our values till we are blue in the face, we can lobby congress till we outlaw every evil thing, we can promote good clean morals until every evil thing is out of sight. But I guarantee you our only hope for America is found in this little weapon of PRAYER & REVIVAL. Lets pray in our praying and give the devil a good shaking today.