The recent collapse of the bridge in Minnesota has stirred up some thoughts in my spirit because it was a tragedy that could have been avoided. Current news reports site the main reason for the bridge collapse is negligence. Two years before this tragedy inspectors had warned the state that the bridge was in need of repairs and could no longer adequately hold up to the enormous weight and pressure that was being applied to it. The warning was that the bridge had been neglected far to long and needed immediate attention. Often times our spiritual lives are the same we neglect the bridge of prayer and consecration. We continue to allow the weight of life and the pressure of the enemy to pass over us and when you least expect it a great collapse. Burdens, afflictions and pressures of life are to much for us to carry on our own we need divine strength from God to help from day to day. Prayer and consecration is much like a bridge it allows the the spiritual strength and blessings of God to crossover from heaven into our hearts. I heard a preacher refer to it as the crossing over of the celestial into the terestial. In other words divine strength, divine power and divine glory are reserved for us in heaven but it needs a way of reaching our hearts, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all thing that pertain to life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3), prayer and spiritual consecration are the bridge that allows these promises to passover and become reality in our lives. The consequences of neglecting this bridge are tragic, a spiritual collapse, an inability to deal with the struggles and circumstances of life this is the result when we neglect this spiritual bridge. Prayer and consecration are not easy but they are vitally necessary to victory in the Kingdom of God that’s why Paul said it simply, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) the teaching is rudimentary “Don’t stop praying”! I believe neglect is the single greatest cause of spiritual tragedies. Many people have fallen from there faith, fallen into depression made bad spiritual decisions simply because they neglected this spiritual bridge. In life we will face many trial and tribulations but the man/woman of God who has not neglected their spiritual life, this is the man/woman who will be able to withstand and live life in the fullness of victory. My prayers and condolences to all those who lost loved ones in the Minnesota bridge collapse. God Bless.