“Keep on with your prayers.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (BBE)
After a series of teachings on discerning the leading of God, we will be considering a vital element of our spiritual devotion- fervour in the place of prayer.
Interestingly, the gap between getting a leading and seeing its manifestation is usually closed in the place of prayer. When God’s Spirit prompts you in a direction, your immediate response should be to pray.
Prayer definitely strengthens you to follow God’s leading. It deepens your convictions, dissolves doubts and proffers clarity. It “…has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16b (NLT)
Jesus knew what God would have Him do. As overwhelming as it must have been for Him, He did not worry, cower in fear or doubt His ability to bear what was to come. Instead, He prayed earnestly. (Luke 22: 39-44)
Undoubtedly, prayer is the vehicle by which God’s will comes to pass in our lives. Let’s examine the scriptures below.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;” (1 Timothy 2:1)
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4)
So, if God’s will is that all men are saved, it is necessary that we pray for all men.
Even as the prophecy of movement is being fulfilled before our very eyes, we must “continue in prayer…” (Colossians 4:2) We do not stop praying until we are done and if you truly understand the grand scheme of God’s agenda, there is always more.
In the same vein, no matter the level you are currently in your spiritual devotion, you can do better. Remember, there is more.
Friends, this is not the time to relax or be weary. Gird up your loins and remain steadfast in the place of prayer.