“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
There is something to be said about the importance of posture. One’s posture can speak volumes. Hands raised in the air is a posture of surrender. Heads bowed low is a posture of respect or reverence. Knees to the earth is a posture of dependence and humility.
Last week at my Thursday morning Bible study, I sat in a room filled with women of all ages, and we were instructed to physically get on our knees in prayer. A deliberate act signifying need, desperation, and humility. I was overwhelmed by God’s Spirit as I joined these women in silent prayer on my knees. Although I believe many of us have very good intentions when we eagerly say, “I’ll be praying for you”, how often do we actually follow through on that commitment? Prayer is not only obedience, but it requires intentionality on our part. We don’t just accidentally find ourselves praying. We enter in to prayer. We deliberately go before the throne of grace, not by mistake. So, the ladies at my table agreed to be found on our knees this past week.
Knees to the earth.
Getting on our knees daily before the Lord, even if only for a few minutes.
Seeking God from a posture of humility, getting low, recognizing that He is God, and we are not.
I have to tell you that this time on my knees has been powerful! God actually woke me up out of a dead sleep one night to get me on my knees in prayer. Prayer is powerful. Let us never forget that. We talk about prayer and share prayer requests, but how much time do we spend talking with the Lord? In relation to how much we worry about things, do we pray as often if not more?
I would submit to you today that when we stop talking to God, we can be certain that we’re leaning on our own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) Therefore, we aren’t trusting the Lord. Do you see how prayer connects us to a heart of total trust? I would challenge you today to join me in this pursuit of God’s heart by being found on your knees in prayer. I don’t know about you, but when Christ returns for His bride someday, I want to be found with bloodstains on my knees.