Posted on September 14, 2015
Struggling with the night last night I understood the “cares of this world” a little better. It is not always the big things that burden us. Sometimes it is just the “living of the life” that is such a struggle. The busy-ness of work and play that keep your mind on other things. Groggy days that lower your concentration The influence of worldly actions and events. Things like being so tired at bed time that you fall asleep saying your prayers or even before your say them. Or waking up late in the morning and having to rush to get the day started…. short prayer and without much feeling. Or maybe the day is filled with many short prayers that just keep you going through the day because you are too busy to stop long enough to really meditate on God’s Word. All these little things that can keep your “spirit” choked up.
Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Mar 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Mar_4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Brother Elmer Morgan wrote a insightful book on prayer, that I have kept through the years to re-read because it helps me keep my prayer life just a little better. "Hear Me When I Call".