TOPIC: THE CAUSE OF ANXIETY
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 12: 11,12
And Samuel said, “What have you done?” Said said, “When I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed… then I said, “The Philippines will now come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplications to the Lord, ” Therefore ???? I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.
King Saul found himself under pressure and he confessed it was because he had not made prayers unto God
Just like the money in your bank account, prayer is an investment!
Just like people come under pressure when your money is low in your bank account, anxiety is one of the prove of a low level of prayer lifestyle.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God is saying we can exchange our anxiety for prayer and peace that comes with it.
Start to invest in your prayer account.
Prayer is linked to incense in Revelation 5:8
To invest means to sow to yourself in righteousness.
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy
To sow in righteousness means to prayer effectively and fervently:
” The effective, fervent prayer of a
????(righteous man) avails much.” James 5:16
Pay attention to these:
■prayer as investment
■Prayer as withdrawal
If you have invested in prayers, making a withdrawal will be simple.
Receive Grace to persevere in prayers.