“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24, NIV)


Although many of us have been taught to model ourselves after Jesus, something comes up during the day – our boss tells us we are no longer needed and has to let us go, one of our customers decides to switch to our biggest competitor, our boss asks us to do something that is immoral and against our best judgment – and just like that, we forget that we belong to Christ. We blow up. We say things that sound as if they come directly from Satan’s mouth, not ours. We spew profanity. We take our frustrations home with us. We take them out on our spouse and our children. What started out as a normal, productive day at work, turned into misery for the entire family. And, when it’s all said and done, nobody feels worse than we do.

“I try so hard to live as Jesus did. It’s impossible. He was perfect; I’m not. There’s no sense in trying any more. I’m tired of it. I’m going back to my old way of life.”

Have you ever felt that way? I have. I even tried going back to my former way of life. What a mistake! It didn’t take long to realize that the Bible is right. Once we have been taught the way Jesus wants us to live, it is impossible to be satisfied with any other way of life.

We’re human beings. We’re going to fail. We’re going to experience disappointments and frustrations – sometimes on a daily basis. But as Christians, we have something special living within us. The Holy Spirit is eager to step in when we fall down. It’s through Him that we are “made new in the attitude of our minds.” It’s through Him that we able to “put on the new self” and live our lives as Jesus did – “in true righteousness and holiness.”

Experiencing that kind of change doesn’t just magically happen. We need to be “in tune” with the Holy Spirit. We have to quit trying to do things on our own and ask Him to be a part of our lives – not just when we are in trouble, but all the time! We need to include Him in everything we do. He needs to be the most accessible “person” in our lives – our best friend.

Take a little time this morning to spend with Him and to feel His presence. When things seem to be slipping away, know that He is just a prayer away!


Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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7 Comments on “HE’S JUST A PRAYER AWAY!”

  1. Wonderful words of truth! Thanks Dave! 🙂


  2. He is indeed with us – thank God!


  3. Amen! I find spending time with Him the very first thing in the morning, makes my day go so much better. Great post!


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