“When a man is born from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he can either starve that life or nourish it.”
Ozzie Chambers has me chewing on his words today. These words of Ozzie’s are a gristly answer to the question, “Why do we pray?”
As Christians, we have accepted Jesus into our hearts. Cliché aside, the Spirit of Jesus now resides within us. That Spirit is now a part of our spirit. The Son always desires a connection with the Father. This is the part of us, which desires a huge connection with the Spirit of Abba. Prayer brings the connection the Son pangs for.
Lacking prayer does not affect us nearly as much as it does the Spirit of Jesus within us. It feels horribly disconnecting to us, but that is only because the Spirit of Jesus is so overwhelming within our heart. The Spirit of Jesus has overwhelmed our spirit, and when the Son has disconnection with Abba, it pangs and twinges for the reconnection…for the intimacy. And since the Spirit of the Son has so overwhelmed us, we also feel that pang. This is why we pray!
Prayer nourishes the relationship of Son to Abba and Abba to Son. This is why we pray! We understand that relationship is alive within our spirit, and we can either nourish it or allow it to slowly die away. What is our choice? This is why we pray; that the life of the Son within us may be nourished in intimacy with Daddy. When we nourish that connection within us, we know intimacy because the Spirit of the Son has so overwhelmed our spirit that the web grows more intertwined…and strong. This is why we pray!
“Prayer is the way the life of God is nourished.”