Sometimes we allow situations to rule over us while we become their subjects, When you are subjected to a problem or circumstance it takes absolute control over your life, wherever it dictates or directs is where you move or obey. Suddenly it feels as if there is no God and it is over.
It is so challenging to keep persevering in a place of prayer especially when you cant physically see the results. You pray morning, day and night, always in constant communion with Heavenly Father with the help of the Holy Spirit and it feels like your Lord God is not answering your petitions. So where have you gone wrong? Is your heart right with God? So how do you keep persevering in a place of prayer.
There is a parable Jesus told His disciples, the parable of the persistent widow to encourage us to keep persevering in a place of prayer (Luke 18:1-8). This story stirs our heart that we ought to pray always and not to loose hope, faith or give up. In summary, the parable illustrates to us about a Judge and widow in a certain city. The Judge had no fear or reverence for God and no respect or care for His people.
This widow persistently persevered in her demand for justice to protect and defend her against her adversary. Her perseverance in pressurising the Judge caused him to change his decision. Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming orat the last she come and rail on me or assault me or strangle me Luke 18:5 amp
How much more our Heavenly Father who loves us dearly would do for us? He ways, plans and thoughts are above yours. You are His chosen ones, God’s elect, He would surely defend, avenge and protect you when you cry out to Him in private. You prayers to Him is not in vain, He hears and answers them all according to His will purpose and plan.
He is always on on time but His timing is different from yours. He has a set appointed time for everything. Everything He does is beautiful and marvellous in His sight. He makes everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
Prayer is the master key to your breakthrough. Why don’t you start your day and end your day in prayer. For there is power in the words that proceeds from your mouth, the power of life and death, to build and destroy, uproot and establish. I decree and declare that as you present your case to Father, as you petition heaven may He answer you speedily at the set appointed time.
It is important to have the right attitude and mindset, renewing your mind to what the Word says over the situation. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. As you approach the throne of grace and mercy have faith in God and believe without a doubt that He is able to do more than you can expect or imagine.
So if you have been praying for so long and it seems like He is not hearing or answering your prayers, I would encourage you to discover more of who He is. He is the King of kings, Lord of Lords, Alpha and Omega, the Author and Finisher of your faith. When you have a divine knowledge of who He is and who you are in Christ, you would approach Him as His Son or Daughter who has an inheritance in His kingdom then whatsoever you ask in His name and He will answer and act on your behalf (John 14:13-14)
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Waiting for something in high expectations is one of the most difficult moments in ones life when you feel so tired, drained and helpless. It gets to the point when you keep asking “when God when?”, “When would you hear my cry? Is it today, tomorrow, next year or five years from now?”
We are living in a world where the society does not understand the essence of waiting on God. Everything is processed swiftly and speedily, think about it…. You place your food is the microwave in less than two minutes it is warm enough, the internet is more than hundred times faster than ten years ago, the computers processors processes data faster than before, transactions are processed speedily online to the extent that you don’t need a human being any more to speak to over the counter.
The question is have you waited so long on God for the manifestation of His promises and it seems like its taking ages to come to pass? I must confess that I have waited so long. But I know my wait is not in vain.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
I have been waiting on the Lord for the secret petition of my heart for over nine years and it seems like my waiting would never end. I have decided to change my attitude to waiting on the Lord, I have decided to wait in joy, peace and a sound settled mind knowing in all awareness that the Lord almighty is seriously on my case and He will not rest until the manifestation of His promises comes to pass.
My strength is renewed moment by moment, day in day out, spending time in His presence studying His Word, I cling to Him for trust, wisdom and direction so I will not grow weary, loose focus or faint on the journey ahead. I might have waited so long but I know that my wait would surely reap rewards of harvest.
Yes I have waited so long, yes I am still waiting but no I not tired of waiting because my wait is not in vain. Our God is a perfect God and when He starts something He would surely finish it. The end of a thing is better than its beginning Ecclesiastes 7:8a. He is the Alpha and Omega, He is a just and righteous God. He has a perfect package that is being processed waiting for you. He has not forgotten you because He knows your name. It might have been so long and you are the point of loosing hope. You might have waited so long and persevering in waiting on God as I am, don’t give up. He has a better plan and purpose and allow Him to work through you so that His works would be perfect for your life to be a testimony and His name to be glorified
My declaration for you today is where you have sown in tears, pains and sadness, you shall reap in joy, peace and the fullness of all that He has in store for you. The time of favour is now , not tomorrow but now. The kairos time of breakthrough is now and I decree that you shall not miss it and you shall embrace it. It is time to change your attitude from bitterness and anger to longsuffering and peace, from despair to high hopes and faithfulness in Jesus Name.
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Have you ever waited on the God for a long period of time and did you receive your breakthrough or answered prayers? Could it be that you are still waiting on the Lord for the manifestation of His promises if so what is your attitude to waiting on Him? Your comments would be an encouragement and inspiration to strengthen them they keep persevering
While at work listening to music, the song that drew my attention was Through it all by Andrae Crouch . I took time out to reflect on the words of the song. Asking myself questions of if I have been able to trust Jesus through all the trials and tribulations, ups and downs of life, when all around you are not working according to your intentional plans. Could I really say through it all I have learnt to trust Him all the way?
Trusting God during challenging times can be so difficult and frustrating because your mind cant seem to comprehend why you dont have a job yet when you are highly experienced in your field of job application. Or why your marriage is breaking down and the Lord says trust Me I can and will work it out. Could it be that you have found yourself in a difficult dilemma that you cant seem to get out off.
With your mind you know what the Word of God states and with your heart you believe. In my opinion trust has so much to do with the heart than the mind. Because sometimes you might have a deeper understanding of the Word but do you believe without a doubt, beyond reasonable doubt that He is able and willing to see you through it all.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
God allows you to pass through lonely hours of trials and tribulations so you can learn to trust Jesus Christ all the way through till you receive your breakthrough and triumphant victory in Him.
It is time to thank God for those mountains and valleys that you have been passing through in the past and present. Appreciate Him for walking with you through those mountains and teaching you to trust in Jesus. As He teaches you through the power of the Holy Spirit, you learn to depend completely on His Word.
He never fails, He will never fail you so through it all can you learn to trust and believe in God ? His Word remains the same yersterday, today and forever. When He speaks it comes to pass. Will you be patient through it all to see the end of the matter, for the end is better than the beginning.
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When challenges tries to weigh you down or you are being overwhelmed by problems at work, in your marriage or financial difficulties. You have tried every tricks in the book but nothing ever seems to work out rather it gets worse. You have various choices either to forget there is God and accept it as a norm or take a stand not giving up regardless of what you are passing through and remain faithful to the Lord God till the end. For the best is yet to come and this is only temporary, for it is not over until the Lord says so. You know what, you can overcome them all
When you experience challenges or hurdles in life, He is there to walk with you through the fire and you will not get burnt, when you pass through the waters it shall not overflow you and He is with you always (Isaiah 43:2). The fact is you will experience problems that could range from your inability to pay your bills, rent to worse scenarios of facing eviction, repossession of your property, terminal illness and so on.
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it 1 Corinthian 10:13
But how you deal with them all knowing that God would not allow you to pass through trials or temptations that would be too much for you to handle. He knows your limitations and knows that you can overcome them all, from the little day to day problems to the worse discouraging frustrating problems.
He is faithful to see you through it all. Don’t ever give up on God because He won’t give up on you. He is able and willing to deliver and see you through your traumatic depressing pains of the present, past and future circumstances. He wants you to walk with Him and He would work it out, for His yoke is easy and His burdens are light. Take His yoke and find rest in Him
Whatever you are going through is only temporary and it all shall be over very soon. You are an overcomer in the Lord Jesus Christ. When it feels like you are about to have a pity party; why me, when God when, this is not fair, why do You hate me so much, I can’t move on any longer, I tired of waiting, why don’t I just die or kill myself because this is too much and much more.
Take your authority in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, begin to decree and declare , for God has given you power and authority to pull down and destroy everything that is not of God, build and establish His word and promises over your life as it is in heaven. Whatever you bind in your environment, life is bound in heaven, whatever you break loose in your environment, life is loosed in heaven.
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you Luke 10:19
“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven Matthew 18:18
MY PRAYER FOR YOU
Father I pray that You come and give Your children perfect peace, soundness of mind and love. Bring them to the place of understanding who you are in their lives so they can begin to decree and declare a thing and it shall be established, bind and loose as it is in heaven, open and shut doors with your power and authority as Royalties, Chosen Ones, and Royal Priesthoods in You. Heal their broken hearts, give them Your yoke for it is easy to carry and bring them to a place of rest and restoration. Whatever they have lost may they pursue and recover all in abundance in Jesus Name Amen.
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