You Can Effect The Changes You Desire
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 18:1, 7 MSG
“Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit…. ‘What makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them?’”
Andrew looked at his watch over and over. “Only ten minutes!” he thought, “I thought I had prayed for an hour. But really, do I need to pray long hours before God hears or answers me? I know He knows everything, but I wonder why I have to keep praying for long hours.” Prayer, in reality, isn’t about the length or duration, but applying right and effective principles while talking to the Lord and addressing various issues. It’s communication and fellowship to be enjoyed than endured, because you have a loving relationship with Jesus Christ, and He’s the One who admonishes us to pray without giving up, because He loves to fellowship with you
Besides, you can change anything through prayer, so why not engage in it more? The divine power necessary to cause that change facing you is in you; it was deposited in you the moment you received the Holy Spirit into your life (Acts 1:8). James 5:16 says, “…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]” (AMP). So keep praying! There’s nothing too difficult for God to do (Jeremiah 32:27). He’s the God of possibilities, and He’s given you the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus and effect the changes you desire.
The God to whom you pray, reigns and rules in the affairs of men: “…in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men” (Daniel 4:17). He’s given you the authority to decree a thing and have it established (Job 22:28). Therefore, in praying for the things that you want, let these thoughts always be in your mind.
Psalm 122:6, 1 Timothy 2:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me to pray without ceasing. I thank you for your divine power that’s made manifest in the areas that concern me today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Outline certain areas of your life that you want changed, and begin praying in tongues and in your understanding about these areas.