Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3 ESV
During this time of reflection, I have thought about the power of prayer; my mind revisited all the times I went to the Lord in prayer and left changed. I remembered how empowered I felt with renewed faith and strength. There were times I got up feeling like I could go another day because I knew He heard me and felt the weight of the things on my heart.
When we pray and go before the Lord, we can always guarantee that He always has time to hear us. It is never too much for Him. He won’t tune us out or discount what we share with Him. He desires for us to come. In Jeremiah 33: 3, He instructs us to and promises to answer. He even says He will speak to us and reveal His treasures to us. I have seen this in my life when God has shown me so many things during my prayer time. Like in any other relationship, the more time you spend with someone, the more they are willing to share intimate details with you. He wants us to spend time in His presence to become more like Him. He wants us to take on His attributes so we can access His power on the inside of us. As the elders say, “More prayer, more power. No prayer, no power.” The more we communicate with God, the more we are empowered; such authority changes what’s around but most importantly…it changes us.
There is no way we can consistently communicate with God and continue to walk in ways that aren’t like Him because His presence doesn’t allow it; His power transforms. We need to check ourselves if we remain the same spiritually. I have to reaccess my spiritual life from time to time, especially when I realized my heart wasn’t reflective of God. Let me be transparent with you. There have been moments when I was so heartbroken that I was too hurt or angry to pray. Yet, when I repented, stayed before Him, and asked Him to help me, my healing came.
Prayer not only changes us but those around us. I have witnessed Him restore relationships, perform health miracles, salvation, and deliverance in my family because of prayer. Even though I still have many unanswered prayers, I have seen enough to know that God can and will change things. My faith makes me confident that although some of the prayers for my children may not come to pass in my lifetime, His promises in their lives will come to pass. That is what prayer can do. It can CHANGE things.
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. ~ Luke 11:9 ESV
What are you praying for today? Do you believe it will come to pass? If not, believe it again. Do not ask amiss or let your words be in vain. Please put some faith in them. Mark 11: 24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Why? So, He can get the glory out of it.
I hope this song, “When I Pray”, by Doe Jones blesses you.