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You have tried New Year resolutions, now, pray with a mission.

17 January 2013, 12:01

Don’t be among those who say ‘’i tried my best in 2013 and now all i can do is pray.’ No. This year, pray first and see how all things will work out for good – Rom 8:28. Resolutions fail because they are done in man’s strength. But prayer works because man invites God as a joint venture partner in his quest.

God Himself put it this way in 2 Chr 7:14 that  if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Let’s break this down further.

1.      If my people pray – “If’’ is a conditional word. It implies that not all or only some people are praying, while most are only resolving by their own power and the might of their hands - Duet 8:17. So God can only wait for them if only they could turn around and pray.

2.      ….which are called by my name – the called are the elect, God’s own chosen ones and not unbelievers. The Lord knows those who are his but just because they are His own does not mean He can be taken for granted. He wants to hear from His people because He wants to be their God. His people should have no other gods, goals, targets, resolutions and ambitions which are outside His empowerment.

3.      …shall humble themselves, and pray, – It is not a coincidence that humility comes before the prayer. God sees us coming. He knows what is on our lips before you say a word. We should prepare our heart or better still, empty it in His Presence.

4.      …seek my face – the AMP version explains this as crave, and require of necessity My face. Imagine the Lord saying ‘’please, when you have prayed your message, stick around in My Presence; try and see how I have received your petition. If you seek me like this and turn from your wicked ways then …..

5.       …will I hear from heaven - It means that God has a direct line for those called by his name if they fulfill the above. But this line is activated if My people dial the number by praying as above. If they do so then I…..

6.      will forgive their sin and heal their landLet bygones be bygones and heal them.

All this can only happen if my people pray. But since His people have been praying, then the question is how have they been praying? The Almighty God said my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge - Hosea 4:6. Is there a knowledge gap in ‘My People’ when it comes to prayer? Space does not permit but you can find out more from my brand new  FREE book called IF MY PEOPLE – THE PRAYER MISSION.  To get your FREE copy, just like the FaceBook page!/IfMyPeoplePrayerBook.

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