Monday, March 11, 2019

Be Steadfast Praying

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Luke 18:1 (AMP)
"Also (Jesus) told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up)."

Bro. Kelechi was worried about the low turnout of Christians to vote in the last elections. He concluded that he will stop attending his church prayer meetings because his brethren were full of prayers but less action.

By God’s mercy, He sent an elder in Kelechi’s Church to him who opened his eyes to some issues that were deeper than winning or losing elections.

Elder Chijioke told him that by praying alone, you are already receiving answers to your prayers. That currently some believers are praying that God should revive their prayer life. He also said that by persisting in prayer your desires are gradually being aligned to the will of the Father, and not necessarily to get what you are requesting from God.

He went further to say that God is greater than man and He works with His will and not necessarily with how you feel about an issue. This was How Bro. Kelechi had a rethink about his prayer decision.

Hebrew 11:39-40 "And all of these, though they won divine approval by (means of) their faith, did not receive the fulfillment of what was promised. Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us...,"

Some of the heroes of faith in the Hebrew 11 did not see what they believed God for. But they remained steadfast, trusting in the one in whom they believed. They kept the faith irrespective of the outcome of their prayers.

The enemy of the faith wants to use every medium to reduce the intensity with which believers stay with God in prayers. We must reject this by constantly trusting in God and resisting the temptation to reduce our prayer tempo.

Go into today believing that the will of God supersedes yours. And you will trust every of his leading. The more you pray, it is more likely that you will live a victorious Christian life. By praying you will not faint (Luke 18:1).

Prayer: Lord, give me the grace to remain above the situations around me. Infuse in me your strength to persist in prayers.
—Emmanuel Isegbe Onah

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