AS HIS CUSTOM WAS!
“So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read” (Luke 4:16).
. The life of God was proper and perfect. He had a specific time and specific place to pray. He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed (Luke 22:39). “……as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read” (Luke 4:16). “…..as He was accustomed, He taught them again” (Mark 10: 1). Look at the example of God! Praying, Scripture reading and preaching were customary to Him.
You may customise many things in life. After waking up we brush our teeth and bathe and these things are customary. Attending office in time is also a custom to us. Sisters begin cooking as usual. Similarly, maintain a particular time to go to the feet of God. Let your prayer life also be proper and perfect.
Before creating man, God looked at the earth. It was formless and void. The darkness was on the face of the deep. The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters and made perfect one after the other. Your spiritual life should never be improper, void and dark. It should be made perfect.
When Aaron began to do the Lord's ministry, he arranged the lamps properly to face toward the front of the lampstand (Numbers 8:3). You may also set your house in order and God likes it (II Kings 20:1). In the wilderness, while feeding five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus made them sit in ranks, in hundreds and in the fifties (Mark 6:40). Only after doing this, He did the miracles. Where things are proper, there will be the miracles. God will answer your prayers.
As God liked discipline in everything, he has a discipline level to your prayerful life too. When Jesus was in this world, he began a training of prayer to His disciples saying Let pleading with tears be in your prayer. Let your prayer have earnest pleas for which one has to struggle hard in prayer. Let pleading for the nation be in your prayer. Let thanks and praise be combined in it. Yes, make your prayer time to be proper.
Before beginning the prayer, many people will thank and praise Him through singing. That will bring the unlimited presence of God to you. When you pray after singing and worshipping, your prayer life will be very powerful.
To meditate: “……we went out of tahe city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there” (Acts 16:13).