Monday, May 21, 2012

I challenge you to pray more and bigger

Is anything too hard for the Lord. Naww, there really ain't nothin' that He can't handle. So why don't we stop and pray more often then? Why don't we pray for impossible situations more often? Surely the praying for those situations isn't presumption, even though we must be careful not to walk in presumption. How big do you pray and live... big enough for you to handle all by yourself, or big enough for God to handle without any help? I challenge you to pray more and bigger ..for nations and others in need even.   

"In God's presence the devil is a wimp. Satan is to God what a mosquito is to an atomic bomb." ~ Max Lucado

It's so easy for me to get distracted off into mere doing stuff..even when I know I need God to fix an un-fixable situation, rather than drawing aside to pray. Sometimes I personally just pray that I can stop and go pray and God helps me with even that. The Bible says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:6-7).

And I also love what James wrote on this, "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working" (5:14-16).

But is your situation impossible? Well, check out what impossible thing God did with Tabithia here, "But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, 'Tabitha, arise.' And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up" (Acts 9:40).

Who do you look to today as your ultimate source? Who do you look to.. to see that your needs are met? It would appear that too many believers are still looking to the world some and to themselves to meet all their needs, but I dare you to look to God to meet all your needs and then work hard and smart at what He wants you doing. 

Yeah, I just want to encourage and edify you in the Lord so that you will feel motivated to pray in biblical faith. Yeah, it's my prayer that as you meditate upon the following verses that you will take them to heart, pray for your friends and loved ones, and really trust God to come through for you and them. Ask big. Ask God to guide you in prayer and for His wisdom, discernment, insight, sense of urgency so that you will know how to pray as you should.

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