No intermissions.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”.

I was thinking about this verse and I looked up the Greek word for “ceasing” and it is “adialeiptos” which is translated in the KJV as Strongs G89 which means, “without intermission”. Intermission is a break or an interval or a pause.

How amazing is it, that the Bible tells us that it is God’s will for us to pray without taking any breaks. What does it look like to pray without taking breaks? I think it means to live our lives in constant communication with the Holy Spirit within us. To live life aware of His constant Presence with us wherever we are. To be one whisper away from hearing Him.

It is for us to live our lives in close connection with Him so we don’t have to go through 15 worship songs before we hear Him speak. It is to be so connected that when we say, “Hey Jesus…” we hear an immediate response or when He says, “Hey Mel…” He knows He has my attention. It is living in constant communication with God without necessarily locking ourselves away in our prayer closet till Jesus comes.

Let us practice living our lives in constant communication with God. It really is more for our benefit than His. I am a much nicer person when I have Jesus in my ear saying, “I know you are upset but don’t say that Mel”. He is such a wonderful Friend and always has our best interests in His mind. 

Have a blessed week!

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