Spiritual Climate Control - Monday's Dose - 12th December 2011

Monday's Dose - 12th December 2011

Spiritual Climate Control

"Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in
prayer." - Romans 12:12 (RSV).

One of the most wonderful feelings that I can remember from my
childhood days is something that may seem quite trivial to some
people, but that has been burned into my memory. In the home I grew
up in, we did not have central air conditioning. We had ceiling fans
in most rooms, and in my parents' room was a window-unit air

During the summer months when it became really hot outside, I well
remember complaining about the temperature in the house. Many times I
remember coming inside from the heat, or waking up during a hot night
and walking into my parents' room to lie on the floor. You see, they
often kept the door to their room closed because that one air-
conditioner would burn out if it had to cool the entire house. I
still can feel that cool air blowing across my body and making the
discomfort I had felt melt completely away.

Now that I am all grown up and living on my own, I cannot imagine not
having central air conditioning in my home. The thought of relying
solely on a small air conditioner to cool my home properly would
never even cross my mind.

In our spiritual lives we can use some climate control to keep our
spiritual homes comfortable. We can use prayer conditioning.
Unfortunately, many times we seem to think a window-unit prayer
conditioner, that is, a small prayer here, a prayer of desperation
there, or a recital of the Lord's Prayer, is sufficient to sustain
the proper temperature in our lives and that things will be okay.

Wrong! Just as our homes require good central air conditioning to
maintain proper and consistent temperature balance, so too we use
constant prayer in our lives to maintain the proper climate and
balance in our lives. As today's scripture says, we must be constant
in our prayers.

Let us commit ourselves to daily prayer, and watch for the results.
If we do not have that prayer conditioning in our lives, things will
definitely get too hot for us to handle.

Prayer: Our Loving Father in Heaven, Thank you for guiding and gaurding us all thru this whole month and brought us to the end of this month. We pray that You will help us to strengthen our prayer life with You. Give us the constancy in our prayers that we need, and hear our prayers, that they may be answered. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Devotionals Team