Day Eleven of Unbroken Prayers
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
Jesus once described Himself as the vine and us as the branches. What is a branch without the vine? The vine is the source. A branch can’t live when it’s disconnected from the source.
In Genesis, when God created Adam and Eve, we see His original intent with humanity. He intended to have a consistent and ongoing relationship with His creation. He didn’t want to be a distant creator or a far-off God. So, regularly, He would show up in the cool of the day and meet with Adam and Eve.
On one particular day, Adam and Eve didn’t show up. When God sees that Adam and Eve aren’t present, He asks the question, “Where are you?” He asked that question because Adam and Eve disconnected from the vine. They disconnected from the source.
The enemy deceived Adam and Eve, and they were told that if they ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they would no longer need God. Eve reached for the fruit and disconnected it from the tree. The moment she pulls and disconnects the fruit from its source, Adam and Eve are disconnected from their source.
What was their source? Regular, consistent times where they would show up and commune with God. We need to establish our “cool place.” If you do not have a time and place to pray, you will not pray.
What is keeping you from a regular, consistent time and place to commune with God? Think of those things that keep you from your “cool place” and ask God to remove the “fruit” of the temptations that keep you from Him.
Today's Point of Prayer & Intercession:
Repent of sins, unforgiveness, and bitterness
In the past, God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. ~ Acts 17:30
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. ~ Romans 8:14
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. ~ Colossians 3:13
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. ~ Matthew 6:14-15
He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. ~ Psalm 23:3
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17