“While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.”
Hebrews 5:7 NLT
Jesus who was man without sin but also God in the flesh was pleading, petitioning to God not out of disconnect but out of reverence.
At some point we must see the importance of a prayerful life, and the importance of reverence. Why do we only find ourselves crying, pleading out to God in the midst of sin or devastating need? Why those needs are serious and not an irritant to God we should be finding ourselves at his feet just out of reverence.
Have we petitioned him because of wanting to just honor him?
In our routine whether at work or at church or just in a social setting we want to feel important, we want to feel honor, an assurance that our presence is making a difference. We want respect. We want value. We can certainly over exert ourselves to make sure we obtain it, grind until it’s noticeably obvious. But ultimately we must know that whatever we want to see happen naturally we must invest in Heaven supernaturally. So in order for respect and credibility to last we must practice it first and give it to our Heavenly Father first. We have to sow it.
“All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.”
1 Timothy 1:17 NLT
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.”
1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT
Stetson Washington is a prolific writer and blogger for Redefinedtv.net and serves faithful in leadership at Time Of Celebration Ministries Church in Houston, TX