Chapter-a-Day Ezra 8

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So we fasted and prayed about these concerns. And he listened. Ezra 8:23 (MSG)

Prayer is a lot like exercise:

  • It’s good for you.
  • It’s beneficial on multiple levels.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • You almost can’t do enough of it.
  • It’s hard to get started when you haven’t developed a good habit of it.
  • Starting requires a conscious choice.
  • Developing a habit of it generally requires a plan.
  • You’re more likely to keep at it if someone holds you accountable.
  • You don’t always see the visible results instantaneously
  • The more you do it, the more you find you want to do it.

And, the cool thing about prayer is that it comes with a built-in partner!

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3 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Ezra 8”

  1. Wow Tom, your notes spoke right to me today. Problem is comparing it to exercise for me, while more understandable, names my other weakest area of discipline. Thanks alot!

  2. 23 So we fasted and prayed about these concerns.
    I am not a very good pray-er. I would like to develop my prayer life and take more time to slow down, listen to God and lift up my concerns to him. God, please help me slow down enough to commune with you.

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