“In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.” Psalm 109:4.
When the going gets tough, I’m praying.
When things are going along nicely, I’m praying.
Sounds good, but is it true about me?
David claimed that he was a man of prayer. His assertion comes amid detailed accusations against those who are giving him trouble.
This is where you get an Old/New Testament reality. We are told, in the New Testament, to love our enemies. In the Old Testament, the desire is to hurt your enemies.
Jim Cymbala: If the New Testament disagrees with the Old Testament then you go with the New Testament. Therefore, I am to love those who oppose me.
But there is a constant: I need to be a man of prayer. That concept, found in today’s Old Testament verse, is certainly reconfirmed in the New Testament.
Praying is a conversation with a present God.
I am not very talkative but that shouldn’t give me reason to ignore the nearby God. Thank You’s can certainly flow from my lips nonstop!
I am finding that with work I go hours unmindful of God. He’s in the car with me as I teach driver’s ed and yet I forget about Him? How can I do that? I am certainly is a steady conversation with the teenagers in the car. Why would I forget Him?
Conclusion: I must pray as if God is nearby……..because He is!