It is time to really change important destiny-issues in life and your right to do so is sanctioned by God.
There are some examples that forms the bases of this action and I want us to consider them.
1 Chron.4:9 – 10, “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez [Painful], because she said that his birth was painful. Jabez prayed to the God of Israel, “Please bless me and give me more territory. May your power be with me and free me from evil so that I will not be in pain.” God gave him what he prayed for” (GW)
Jabez made up his mind that enough was enough of the troubles brought upon him by his name. Frustration made the mother call him a bad name. Responsibility made him seek for a change and God honoured his desire for a change.
Would God honour your desire and prayer for change?
Matt. 7:7 – 11, says he will.
The scriptures says, “Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find, and for the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “If your child asks you for bread, would any of you give him a stone? Or if your child asks for a fish, would you give him a snake? Even though you’re evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. So how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him?” Matt. 7:7-11, (GW)
In 1 Sam. 1:9-18, Hannah made up her mind that she had had enough of being a bed-fellow with bareness. She decided that there must be an end to her shame. She must have thought, let me give it another push and see what God will do. God changed her situation. The scriptures says,
“One day, after Hannah had something to eat and drink in Shiloh, she got up. (The priest Eli was sitting on a chair by the door of the Lord’s temple.) Though she was resentful, she prayed to the Lord while she cried. She made this vow, “Lord of Armies, if you will look at my misery, remember me, and give me a boy, then I will give him to you for as long as he lives. A razor will never be used on his head.” While Hannah was praying a long time in front of the Lord, Eli was watching her mouth. She was praying silently. Her voice couldn’t be heard; only her lips were moving. Eli thought she was drunk.
“How long are you going to stay drunk?” Eli asked her. “Get rid of your wine.”
Hannah responded, “No sir. I’m not drunk. I’m depressed. I’m pouring out my heart to the Lord. Don’t take me to be a good-for-nothing woman. I was praying like this because I’ve been troubled and tormented.”
Eli replied, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant your request.”
“May you continue to be kind to me,” she said. Then the woman went her way and ate. She was no longer sad. Early in the morning Elkanah and his family got up and worshiped in front of the Lord. Then they returned home to Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel [God Hears], because she said, “I asked the Lord for him.” 1 Sam.1:9-18. (GW)
Will God change yours? Don’t assume he would not. Give it another push.
James 5:13- 18 says he will. The scriptures says,
“If any of you are having trouble, pray. If you are happy, sing psalms. If you are sick, call for the church leaders. Have them pray for you and anoint you with olive oil in the name of the Lord. (Prayers offered in faith will save those who are sick, and the Lord will cure them.) If you have sinned, you will be forgiven. So admit your sins to each other, and pray for each other so that you will be healed. Prayers offered by those who have God’s approval are effective. Elijah was human like us. Yet, when he prayed that it wouldn’t rain, no rain fell on the ground for three-and-a-half years. Then he prayed again. It rained, and the ground produced crops.” James 5:13-18. (GW)
Why not give it a go and pray again!
Rebecca was not content with the struggles she was going through during her pregnancy. She went to God in prayer to find out what was happing.
God heard her and told he what was happening.
What are you going through? Are you confused and frustrated about the situations around and would want to know what the years ahead has for you? Go to God with it.
Matt. 7. 8, says those who search shall find.
If you believe you will see the glory of God. John11: 40. “Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see God’s glory?” (GW).
Join me and lets pray.
The prayer focus is primarily YOU.
Many people from all over the world are joining in this prayer.
- You are to pray for yourself – life-changing prayer. Pray fervently.
- Pray for where you live.
- Pray your friends (Job 42:10) “After Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored Job’s prosperity and gave him twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:10 (GW).
- Pray for someone who is praying at this time with us. Sow a seed of prayer.
I am joining in prayer of agreement with all who joins in this prayer time, for God to change their lives.
- Prayer days. 31st 2015 – 31st January 2016. (or Anytime you find this article)
- You can join at the hour 23. There is not special about this time, just a time you might have rested from work and refreshed to pray.
- You can equally choose a good time for you.
- You can pray for 30 minutes or for as long as you wish using the Bible quotes about to pray.
- Ask some friends to join – they should pray for themselves.
God bless you and give you a glorious change in Jesus name.
All Bible quotes are from http://www.biblegateway.com