Sometimes we hope for the best in life, we hope for good Karma, we wish for good luck, we carry a rabbit’s foot (some people do) or cross our fingers, all in hopes of things turning out our way.
Ever been there?
But God moves when we pray, doors open when we trust that God hears our prayers and that He is working on our behalf and according to His will.
I’m reading in Acts 10 about a man named Cornelius who wanted God to bless him. He’d been faithful, a praying and generous man, but he was ready for more so he prayed for it day and night.
At the same time, Peter, who was hundreds of miles away, saw a vision from God in prayer that he should not reject as unclean what God called clean, Peter didn’t know what that was all about.
While Peter was praying, Cornelius’ people came knocking on Peter’s door and took him hundreds of miles away to Cornelius’ house. Peter, who normally would NEVER enter the house of an “unclean man” did so because of the vision he had seen just days ago! So he entered the house, blessed Cornelius and his whole household was saved. Amazing!
How did this happen?
Luck, Karma or Prayer?
God moves when we pray. It was Peter hearing God in prayer, it was Cornelius praying day and night for more of God, it was Peter obeying God in prayer, it was Cornelius stepping out in faith as he prayed. Prayer, prayer, trust, obedience and more prayer.
That’s the pathway of faith.
So here are a few things I want to leave with you in case you’re in a time of waiting and you just can’t see how it all fits together. You’ve been faithful, you’ve been praying, but it seems your prayers are falling on deaf ears.
So here are Seven Things To Help You Persevere in Prayer:
1. All that you hope for is found in God through prayer
2. God is moving behind the scenes when you pray even when you don’t see the results
3. The answer to your prayers, will always challenge your preconceived assumptions about God and people
4. Prayer is the act of waiting and acting with God
5. Obedience is the result of prayer
6. Prayer always results in honoring God in our lives and lastly
7. Prayer never goes against God’s heart
Are you praying for something amazing #GOZONation? A husband, a wife, a job, peace in your life, less anxiety?
Pray and be ready for God to do something that will blow you away! That’s his heart for you, don’t give up.
I hope this encourages you tonight and gives you strength for this weekend. Thank you for reading. Your #GOZO! friend,
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