“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him.” (Isaiah 64:4)
“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.” (Lamentations 3:25)
Reflection: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In other words, if you throw a ball at a brick wall, that ball is going to bounce off that wall and come back to you. Action causes action. This is what we are looking for when we pray. One of the most powerful actions in the universe is prayer. Therefore, true prayer must produce and cause action. It’s time we become unsatisfied with anything less than our prayers resulting in action!
God is moved to action by our prayers. He is listening intently and is eager to respond to the cries of our heart. Throughout Scripture we see the picture of God not only listening to prayer but responding to prayer. Isaiah 64:4 could be paraphrased by saying, “God is moved to action by those who seek Him.” That’s incredible! It’s prayer that ‘awakens’ God to move in our city and in our lives. It’s prayer that pierces the heavens and gets God’s attention. So we pray, believing that the God we serve loves to show up in response to our prayers. For too long the Church has been satisfied with incomplete prayers.**Our prayer meetings actively engage in the first part of prayer – asking, seeking, and knocking. But prayer is not only asking, seeking, and knocking.Prayer is also receiving, finding, and having doors open. If we don’t believe for and look for the second part of prayer then we are settling for incomplete prayers.
As you pray, look with great anticipation for God to respond to your prayers, for He is moved to action by your intercession.
Prayer: God, we pray that You would find faith in the earth. A church that actively believes You respond to prayer and eagerly looks for that response in their lives, cities, and campuses.
super touched by yesterday's devotional for the 21-day campus wide fast-- what a great revelation to recieve!
yes, when we pray, we are asking, seeking, and knocking. petitioning to the lord, seeking direction/ guidance, and hoping to see more breakthroughs in the our lives as well as the loves of others. But if prayer moves mountains, if prayer brings action, then we should also expect prayer to usher in the same movement when we ask, seek, and knock. what happens when we ask? we will recieve. what happens when we seek? we will find. and what happens when we knock? then doors will be opened to us. How much do you really believe in prayer? is prayer merely inward focused, designed to align your will with God's will, or is it also outward focused, purposed to propel the kingdom forward and to change things in the world as we speak forth truth?
"So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."(Mark 11:22-24)
thus, brothers and sisters-- prayer that moves into action. amen and hallelujiah! This is the true heart of an intercessor.
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god bless and keep persevering! :D
Lots of love