Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
by Corrie Ten Boom
I love that quote from Corrie Ten Boom. It really puts our prayer life into perspective. As we approach Christmas, our lives become more and more chaotic. Unfortunately, when more things get added to our calendars and to-do lists, prayer is the first thing that falls to the bottom of the list.
Our prayer time should be like the steering wheel of a car, steering us in the direction the Lord would have us go. A steering wheel is a necessity for a car in order to proceed in the direction you wish to go. Prayer is a necessity for us to have an intimate relationship with the Lord. Without prayer, the direction of our lives is going to veer off course.
We need to be intentional about our prayer time, especially as we enter the busy Christmas season. One way to do that is to literally make an appointment with God everyday. Schedule some time in your calendar each day to spend with the Lord – like an important meeting you can’t miss. Then truly set that time aside without your email, Facebook, cell phone or any other distractions and give the Lord your undivided attention.
We need to seek the Lord to know what He would have us focus on during this busy season. Let’s let our prayer time be like the steering wheel of a car – necessary in order to get us where we need to go. Let’s not have it be like the spare tire we only pull out in times of trouble.
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