September 25, 2018
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land,” (II Chronicles 7:14).
Someone once gave this prescription for revival. “First, let a few Christians (need not be many) get thoroughly right with God themselves. This is the prime essential. If this is not done, the rest I’m about to say will come to nothing. Second, let them bind themselves together in a prayer group to pray for revival until God opens the heavens and comes down. Third, let them put themselves at the disposal of God for Him to use as He sees fit in winning others to Christ. That is all! This prescription has never failed, because it cannot fail.”
Why do many loved ones remain unsaved? Why do problems (physical, spiritual and financial) continue to plague many lives? Why do our efforts to live the Christian life seem to end in futility and defeat sometimes? Could it be that our failures are prayer failures?
We need to be reminded that our prayer time is not a “waste of time.” God is really listening to us when we pray. Heaven is not closed to your heart’s cry.
Please agree with me in prayer this week that we would see God manifest Himself to us as we agree in prayer.
Has God revealed Himself to you recently? A few days ago my attitude needed to be “adjusted.” While I was driving I was becoming “overly concerned” about several issues and was wondering to myself how and when those issues would get resolved.
As I pulled away from a stop sign, I noticed a wild turkey emerging from the woods. I applied the brakes and focused on that turkey. Following behind that turkey were seven very young turkeys. Those young turkeys safely crossed the road behind their mother. Immediately I became convicted. I was reminded of the words of Jesus. “Why do you worry? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
My attitude quickly changed. As I continued on my way, I began to thank God for His Word and by faith thanked Him for the resolutions to the issues I had been “overly concerned” about.
The presence of God surrounds us all. If we look for Him, we will see Him.