Praying the word
In previous posts we discussed the importance of locating yourself within God’s word. Today we will discuss the importance, let me rephrase that; the fundamental importance of praying the word of God. What we ought to understand as believers is that, God will always work according to his principles. He is a very principled man. When your prayers are in line with his word, they are in line with his will. One thing I know for sure is that God’s will always prevails. If your desires are against his will, then you are against him. To understand his will you need to understand his word, which expresses who he is explicitly. When you understand his word and position yourself according to it, his answers will always be “YES and AMEN”. 2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. For the sake of this illustration think of God as a leader of a party, his word is his manifesto. However, unlike other leaders, this leader actually lives by that manifesto. Whatever he has promised you in his word, he will see through to the last detail. Jeremiah 1:12 The LORD said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”
That is God himself speaking, he is watching over his word until it is fulfilled. What that means is that, if someone or something is standing in your way when your are walking in his will it is no match for you. What that means is that, all you need to do is call him and he will come and sort your situation out, after all it is his will. His will is not for you to cry, it is for you to live in peace, while you have joy and a sound mind. That is what the king has said, and it shall be so! Praying his will gets you a response, praying against his will or your own will doesn’t have a guaranteed response.
Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Father grace us that your will be our own will. So when we pray our desires, we actually pray your desires as well. In Jesus’s name Amen.
Originally posted 2014-04-30 01:11:01.