Prayer gives us the opportunity to connect the Nature of God.
SCRIPTURE: But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayer is the opportunity to be transformed into His nature and likeness.
It has been established that prayer provides many good opportunities in the life of the prayerful. Through prayer, many things are made possible in the life of the child of God. We saw in our previous study that prayer offers us the opportunity to know God and His Mind and Will concerning our life or situations around us (Hosea 6:1-3) (Genesis 18:17).
Today, we shall be looking at another thing that prayer makes possible for the prayerful.
Prayer gives us the opportunity to connect the Nature of God. According to our anchor Scripture, as we behold the glory of the Lord in His Presence at the place of prayer, we are transformed into His glorious Image. Prayer gives us the opportunity to be transformed into His nature and likeness. You know, association brings assimilation. You begin to talk and look like someone you admire and spend time with. This is why after living together for a while, a husband and his wife begin to look alike, think alike, reason alike, make jokes alike, etc. Sometime ago, some people said that one of my daughters looked like me and at another time, they said that she looked like her mother. At the beginning, my wife and I may not have looked alike facially but after many years, people can now look at one of our children and say, “the child looks like the mother and also like the father.” This is because association brings assimilation.
Take note of this as long as you live: you begin to look like God as you spend time with Him. You are changed from glory to glory as you spend time with God (2 Corinthians 3:18). What a privilege and favour to spend time with God! The result is, when demons see you, they think that they are seeing God and they will begin to run.
Beloved, I counsel you today: spend time with God always. And you will begin to look like Him.
Remember this: Prayer is the opportunity to be transformed into His nature and likeness.
1. Make up your mind to spend time with God always.
2. Allow God to transform you into His likeness at the place of prayer.
PRAYER: O Lord, I thank You for the opportunity and privilege of prayer. Transform me into Your Image as I pray, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING PRAYER (PART 1).
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 85-87
QUOTE: The company of the Almighty changes human identity. Culled from “PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Ants use their antenna for both the touch and smell.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The discipline to spend time in the Presence of the Lord in order to be transformed into His likeness is released upon you now in Jesus’ Name.