SDB Week of Prayer – January 6, 2017

Written by Jeremiah Owen

January 5, 2017

It’s Our Choice: Pray or Be Prey

By: Karen Umaña

Scripture: 1 John 5:14, Ephesians 6:18, James 5:13, Colossians 4:2

I have a dear friend who I don’t get to see very often. No matter how much time has gone by, when we get to see each other it’s like time stood still and we didn’t miss a beat. Once the excitement passes however, we realize how much of each other’s lives we’ve missed. With God it’s the same. Sometimes we turn away from Him and many things happen in our lives that we say “Why me?” or “What did I do?” And when we finally find our way back, He is there to listen and hear our prayer.

The problem is that we are called to remain in God just as David and Moses did, so that we don’t become prey for the enemy to feed on. I no longer wonder how Abraham, Moses, or David got through it because I’ve come to understand it was their constant communication with God. Abraham was visited by God and given the promise of innumerable descendants, and Moses was God’s friend. Can you imagine being God’s friend? David would get so lost and excited in worship that he got naked.

When we have friends and we love them, we keep in constant communication. And I don’t mean hide in your house and just pray and never come out. God wants our lives to revolve around Him because He is the giver of all.

Reflection: When our lives are in constant communication with God, we are no longer prey to the enemy.


Jesus help us understand the importance of speaking with You daily.

Pray for Seventh Day Baptists in The Philippines, Poland, and Rwanda.

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