Dressed To Pray
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Today I’m going to talk to you about the importance of being properly dressed for prayer. And I know that probably sounds a little bit funny, but let’s just talk about it for a minute and see what you think.
The fact is that when we’re properly dressed for prayer that’s when we’re going to be most effective.
Let me share with you for example, Esther. You know, Esther was a Jewish girl who found herself in the unlikely position of being married to the king. She found that she was in a position that she had to actually go, and go before the king, which she could have been killed for doing.
And it says, “Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace.”
See, Esther went into the inner court in her royal robes. She showed up properly dressed. She knew who she was.
So often, we ourselves, we think of ourselves as lowly little unworthy beggars and why would God even want to hear our prayers? We just don’t understand who we are in Christ. And it robs us of the ability to go boldly before the throne which we are commanded to do.
Listen to what some of the scripture says about us, “And He has made us kings and priests unto our God and we shall reign on the earth.” That’s Revelation 5:10 and 1:6.
He is the King. We are royal children. We have been given a position. And we need to see ourselves as Christ’s sacrifice made us. And we need to live accordingly. We are to put on Christ.
It says in Galatians 3:27, “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
And God says, “When I see you, I see what Christ has done.”
I will believe and honour what God has said to be true about me and by faith I will live as that person. And I will walk boldly before the throne of grace and I will believe the promises that God has given me, and I will go and ask Him for all that He has said is mine.
See, that’s how we live in faith. That’s how we are properly dressed for prayer. And that’s how we will see answers to those prayers.
Training-by Skill, by Trainer
TRAINER: Emmie Stanley, Langley
SOURCE: Recorded for Volunteer Training Online
POSTED: Jan 2017