I like to listen to podcasts while I drive. One of my favorite sports shows1 has what they call “Meat Friday,” where they fire up the Traeger grill and barbecue manly meals. Every week, their listeners drool as they hear about the amazing meals being prepared by their chef.
It always ends with the same chant, “Who has it better than us? Nobody.”
Men across the country are jealous as we envy their job of talking about sports while feasting on grilled foods.
Now, here’s the thing: I don’t have a chef or a fancy Traeger grill, but I still love it when we can fire up the old gas grill and enjoy.
But have you ever thought about how prayer is a lot like a gas grill we use to cook food when we barbecue?
God is the propane tank that supplies the fuel, the passion, the fire.
We are the grill that cooks the food, which does the work of ministry, witnessing, serving, and living for God.
Prayer is the gas line that connects the tank to the grill.
Without the gas line, the tank cannot fuel the grill. The gas line connects the two parts and produces a flame.
When we pray, our prayers connect us to the heart of God. God gives us what we need to serve Him and reach others with the Gospel.
Prayer is the third greatest gift that God has ever given to us. Salvation is first, followed by the Holy Spirit. Then, in my opinion, comes prayer. Why?
There is power when God’s men pray! It’s rightly been said that the number one sign of a godly man is calloused knees.
James 5:16 says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (ESV)
There is power when God’s men pray. Our prayers could change the world if only we took the time to pray them.
Satan knows it. This is why he will attempt anything to keep us from connecting with God in prayer. He knows how powerful it is because he knows how powerful God is and that God will back us up when we ask Him for help.
So, really, who has it better than the man of God who has access to come to the God of the universe anytime and anywhere and spend time with Him in prayer?
So, let’s take advantage of it and make sure we are connected to our fuel source through prayer.