Assurance in prayer
In the time that God has been using us to minister in prayer, I have been led to learn more and more about prayer from giants who lived before us. Daniel was one such giant in prayer. There are many lessons that can be drawn from him about prayer, many of which will be explored and taught in our upcoming course The Prayer Academy. There is an assurance found in prayer. When you pray you spend more and more time with the Lord, it is a moment of true vulnerability and intimacy if done properly. When trouble strikes us many will panic, yet Daniel was seen to be calm even when sent to the lions’ den. You see, Daniel had been with the Lord. He had learned to understand that the Lord is faithful. In this faithfulness he knew that the Lord was with him. Regardless of any and all situations brethren there is an assurance that is a result of praying. You cannot spend enough time with the Lord and come out the same. I dare say, in the relationship with God, prayer is the equivalent of intercourse. You cannot spend adequate time in it and not birth something. In prayer God impregnates us with greatness. He deposited stubborn faith and assurance in Daniel. There is a great assurance in prayer.
Daniel understood that any seed sown by the father, the father was faithful to protect. That is what you need to understand today, no matter how low you are, God is at work. Labour in prayer and in due season you will birth, for there is a great assurance in prayer that leaves no room for doubt or fear. Do not allow any word, any action or anyone to take that time away from you. When you understand what happens in that intimacy you will begin to cherish every moment of it. The assurance in prayer is such that your circumstances will not phase you, you know Jehovah is in control. Father teach us to desire and know intimacy with you more than with any human.
I encourage you, seek the Lord and find assurance in prayer. Intercourse is never a public affair, though the result tend to be celebrated. Daniel’s prayer was in private, yet his results were wondrous and are still celebrated today. A night unharmed in a lion’s den. Your private prayer will bear public result.
Originally posted 2014-06-06 23:27:13.