Prayer is not getting God to agree with our desire but it is communing with Him where our thoughts, dreams and desires are shaped according to His own and prepares us to receive what He has awesomely planned for us.
When we come into His presence, whatever hurts, disappointments, unnecessary baggage that weigh us down, we leave them at His feet. We cannot run with endurance when we carry inessential and unwanted weight.
Soaking in His presence is the key to splinter the heaviness that these needless baggage may bring. Make time for Him to lavish you with His love by the power of His written word revealed to you by His Spirit. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. This just doesn’t mean hearing a preacher preach but more so hearing the Holy Spirit speak to confirm the word that has been preached into your heart. When you hear Him, you won’t need an explanation if it was Him or not. SURELY you will know His voice because when He speaks, He touches your heart with His love like no other and a tender response is inevitable. When His presence becomes tangible, everything else fades away including those dispensable baggage. That my friend is a powerful divine encounter.
God encounters are meant to cause a divine exchange.
Our sin for His righteousness.
Our ashes for His beauty.
Our weakness for His strength.
Our sickness for His healing.
Our rags for His riches.
Our brokenness for His wholeness.
What do you need?
Jesus said, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? COME TO ME. GET AWAY WITH ME and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a REAL REST. WALK WITH ME and WORK WITH ME—watch how I do it. Learn the UNFORCED RHYTHMS OF GRACE. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28 MSG
Prayer is a two-way communication with our loving Daddy God and a divine exchange always happens in prayer.
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