When we feel like prayer is just not working for us this is often the time that God will send us an undeniable word, to let us know that he is near.
Today, I share with you the message about prayer that God gave to me when I felt discouraged and ready to give up,
Lately, it seems that praying has been difficult for me. Although I prayed, I felt discouraged when I did. I felt like my prayers were just words that didn’t even make it past the ceiling of my room. I was feeling spiritually weak and sometimes wondered “What was the use?”
This morning as I was laying in bed feeling half sleep and half woke I found myself praying to God concerning my blog. I was asking God to anoint me to write for him. I was asking him to help me to yield to his Holy Spirit so that he would place within me the words to write.
However, the more I woke up, the more discouraging thoughts started to come to my mind. “This blog will never grow” “I don’t have time to learn all of this stuff about blogging.” “Why is God blessing other bloggers and not blessing me.” These negative thoughts were starting to drown out the prayer that was at first coming from deep within me.
Then the killer thought “WHAT’S THE USE” came and I stopped praying.
As I laid in bed, in my spirit, I so clearly heard the words “EVERY PRAYER IS A SEED”
God was letting me know that the effectual fervent prayer is just like a seed that is planted in heavenly soil.
Our faith in God is like the water, fertilizer and the sun (The POWER) working together, which causes the dormant spiritual seed to germinate (develop, take root, grow, spring up, arise, emerge, evolve, mature, enlarge) and break through the earthly sphere into its manifested state.
Just like the person who plant physical seeds into the ground have to wait for the life cycle of the seed to take place before manifestation, we too have to wait on the life cycle of the spiritual seed to take place.
As long as we are giving our spiritual seed what it needs, which is our patience and faith in the power of God to do his work in it, the seed (our Prayers) will manifest itself in due time.What we have to remember is that God's word and his promises will not fail us! Click To Tweet
I don’t know much about farming but I do know that they do work long and hard. Even when things look discouraging they continue doing what they need to do to bring forth the harvest they are desiring.
This is what God was showing me. He was letting me know that I can’t just pray and when I don’t see what I want to see, get discouraged. I have to keep praying, believing and standing on God’s word.
It is God who will do the final work and he will do it in his perfect timing. But it is my responsibility to stand in faith even when I don’t see the manifestation. It’s my responsibility to cast down doubt, fear, and all negative thoughts.
In the article “When God’s timing is taking too long” by Joyce Meyer, she states: ” Trusting God often requires not knowing how God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and not knowing when He will do it. We often say God is never late, but generally He isn’t early either. Why? Because He uses times of waiting to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives”.
There is so much that God has for his people and so much that he wants us to know. When we don’t see any proof that he is working we have to trust that he is. Our prayers are important to God
When seeds are planted in the ground we do not see the works that are going on inside the seeds but we know that something is taking place. We have to have this confidence in God. We may not see it but we have to know that there is something taking place in the spiritual realm concerning our prayer and in due time we will see the work of God bringing the answer to our prayer into perfection.
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