In America our movies have ratings. Hollywood is required by law to rate certain movies that will have a mass circulation. The movies are supposed to be rated according to their content. The ratings are identified based on letters that indicate their proper viewing audience, like G, PG, or R. It can and should be debated whether these ratings are worthy or working, but not here, not now.
How would you rate what you’re going through right now? What is the content of your life? What do you see in your vision? How do you want others to rate what they see in the scenes of your life?
The “P” rating is what I advise for every believer. The “P” rating is the “Prayer Rating!” The content of your life will be the sum total of prayers. “…He shall have whatsoever he saith..” (Mark 11:23). You have what you do or do not say and what you do or do not pray. We are what prayer makes us. Your life should be a product of prayer. Now, with that said, take a moment and think about what is happening in your life that is not an answer to any of your prayers. Or, is it!
Is your life an answer to your prayers? Can you be rated “P”? What is the most outstanding feature about you? Is it your prayer life?
Jesus was “P” rated. Jesus lived a life of prayer and it took it Him all the way to Calvary, where he died praying. Prayer was the centerpiece of his spiritual disciplines. Those with Him saw His power in prayer and asked , “Lord teach us to pray…” (Luke 11:1). This was the paramount personality of His ministry. Jesus was a man fully given to the passion and pursuit of the Father in prayer.
A “P” rated life is full of wonders, miracles and the supernatural. When the content of your life is prayer the presence and power of God are always on display. This is what prayer is supposed to do. Prayer brings the kingdom of God to wherever you are praying and targeting your prayers. When the kingdom comes, you get to see God’s will being done on earth, as it is in heaven.
How can a person “P” rate their life? It begins with pursuing the promptings of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will perhaps prompt you to pray for people, nations and predicaments. When you have an urge to pray, stop everything and take up praying. The Holy Spirit will be pleased and will use you greatly to introduce the kingdom of God through prayer. Anytime you want to pray it is a work of the Holy Spirit! Obey the promptings and see your prayers answered.
The “P” rated life is filled with prayer and peace! Prayer is the pathway to peace. You can enter the peace of God every time you pray! “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
You are officially “P” rated!