Be possessed by hope and promise.
Pray continually and then be convicted that what you ask will be. How can it be any other way?
Jesus said “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may also be glorified in the Son.”
“In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”
Whatever befalls us prayer is the answer.
The Lord invites us to interact deeply with our will being His will and transversally
Christ is the redemption answer to all things.
We by being in constant communion and connection with God begin to know His heart and in so doing can pray in advance His will into situations.
Not as a parrot repeating prayer words but as an echo of knowing His heart and will and speaking it into being.
Faith taps into a superior reality than the reality we are surrounded by.
The impossible looks real, logical and possible because the renewed mind knows that for God all things are possible.
We have biased minds shaped by the agendas of our experience and expectation.
That creates boundaries for us.
Those boundaries do not exist for God.
Biblically we have evidence of God using the opposite to provide the solution to a problem being experienced.
The cloud and the fire that led the Israelites in Exodus has many purposes to enable day and night travel and resting time. Portraying Gods presence, purity and glory.
He led the children out of the wilderness using a cloud by day providing direction but also the solution to their need of shelter from the sun.
At night it was fire not only for visibility but also to solve the problem of being cold.
The knowledge of God’s heart will be a frame to His solution in situations we pray into.
When we pray for the plight of those in loss His will and provision will be abundance and life and by our being in agreement with His will uniting with it in prayer will be powerful to bring His kingdom on earth.
Some things will be averted by praying in advance in knowing it is God’s heart too.
It is possible for there to be a unity in what appears to be an opposition because both are a facet of the same truth.
We can be convicted that it is we who have it right because we have read part of a book, a story and it has been so in that part and therefore true.
Another outlook stems from what was true in the reading of the middle pages .
Yet another from nearer the end of the story.
Many perspectives can be the right, true ones relative to the authors story for different parts. The reader who reads the entire book has the insight and wisdom to come in line with more of the whole heart and truth.
Our knowledge must take us closer to the source.
Not result in more fragmentation, polarisation and arguing.
Equally we have to know that we can only pray into what we know which may be partial but also part of a bigger.
A need for diversity and many, a whole body.
Not for singular, isolated and fragmented body parts.
A toe will detect a totally different need and truth to a nose.
If we waited to know the entirety before we sowed into the prayer there would never be a crop to harvest in its given time.
We potentially are reaping harvest from the prayers of previous generations not just those praying now.
Equally we invest now in the benefits and harvests of future generations that God already has in His sights.
There is an essential obedience in the real we may know our finances to be low and we hear God’s o ice saying be generous. Our logic says the opposite but our obedience will be blessed in an unforeseen way. The obedience and stepping into it calls it forth.
The illustration shows the reaching and calling out to connect in prayer. Pushing away boundaries becoming spiritually United. One at heart and will. Light pushing back the darkness.
Five Scriptures that come to mind:
“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”John 14:13 ESV
“In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”John 16:23 ESV
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”Romans 12:2 ESV
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ…………………..
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”
1 Corinthians . 12:12…………12:27 ESV
The song Oceans. Hillsong