Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”
Without prayer you will be powerless. Plain and simple. Jesus has called us to build His Kingdom, without prayer there will be no vision, no insight of what God is doing in your life. Without prayer, there is no communication! I couldn’t imagine not talking to my parents only twice a week. God longs for a personal relationship. Just like you are.
Why be persistent? When you pray a prayer request over and over, it’s not to remind God. He doesn’t need to be reminded! It’s to remind yourself who the source of your answer and all your needs is.
If every prayer you ever prayed were instantly answered, two things would be true. Prayer would become a weapon of destruction in your life and you’d never think about God because He would become a vending machine.
Every time you get results all you’d think about is the blessing. He wants you to think about the blesser!
Ever since the age of 19 I had prayed for a soul mate. And He gave me a vision that night while I was in bed. Tears started to flow when I had seen the vision and even though it lasted for a few seconds, it had burned in my memory and I’m so joyful that the vision is coming to pass. I’m twenty eight but I never let go of that promise.
Prayer is a faith builder. In the waiting God begins to grow you even more. So don’t let go of your prayers, keep on trusting in the blesser.
I’ve been praying more than I ever have because I have been asking God more than ever to create in me a burden for the lost. And I’m starting to get His attention. I’m feeling an urgency to pray more, not that I have to but I’m wanting to. For Him to create in me a pure heart and actions that follow.
A couple of days ago God had directed me to Matthew 9:13 “For I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Got it God! I asked Him ” Show me what this really means…in Gary terms.” He spoke ” I AM Mercy.” God is love, and love comes from God. Like the prodigal son who went away for a while, lived his life the way he wanted to and found out that the grass isn’t greener on the other side. God, just like a parent who would want His child back uses His people who are in Him to call out to those who are lost. Simple, but some of us have a hard time with this.
We become busy bees losing track of the time. We have to ” Work while it is day; night is coming, when no one is able to work.”
On a Thursday morning at 6 a.m. out of no where my computer started playing worship music. I staggered into my office still half asleep to turn it off. The presence of God was strong but I was so tired and did not feel like praying. As I began to walk back to my bed God spoke to me and said ” I am coming very soon.” Should I have prayed? Of course but that bed sounded pretty good and the comforts of life got to me that time. What does all this mean? It means that God so desperately loves His children so much that He wants them to be saved. It’s not God’s will that any should perish but have everlasting life.