We serve an awesome God, whose plans for us, in HIM, is beyond our imagination!!! The Psalmist said, “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17. Indeed, God’s plans for every one of His Creations are astounding!!! We all do believe this!!! Rite??? Nobody would contradict the above said statements!!! Then Why don’t we see the church succeed and blossom in the calling that God has for their lives??? Why do Christians lead ordinary, day-to-day boring lives??? Why don’t we see our nations ruled by righteousness and Truth??? Why do we live under the rule of corruption and evil????
Folks, God is exciting!!!! And if a child of God truly can partner WITH God, his/her life just can’t be ORDINARY!!!! We serve an EXTRA-ORDINARY God, and we can’t afford to be any less EXTRA-ORDINARY!!! By saying EXTRA-ORDINARY I, by NO-WAY mean, fame, or money or recognition!!!! No, no , no…. that’s the last thing on my mind. All I’m saying is be an ‘IMPACTER’ (I don’t know if there is a word like that!!!) in your own World/’influence circle’ for the Kingdom of Light!!!! People who meet you once, should not walk out of your presence the same!!! For which……………
Pressing on IN PRAYER….. Travailing in PRAYER to fulfill God’s calling in your Life is ‘Key’!!!!!!
I like to follow the blogs of Evangelist Shyju Matthew, whose calling is to reach to the young people of the world. And wherever he goes, Miracles and Healings and Prophetic utterances flow!!! He is a simple guy…. perhaps younger than me……but His blogs have a lotta’ insight. One such blog post that I read atleast 4 years ago, was a powerful one that impacted me deeply!!! He had a difficult childhood for varied reasons but His Mom was a woman of prayer!!! Most of the days when little Shyju got back from school, he would see his mothers eyes Red and swollen with much tears, praying for her children and her family. And ofcourse the Children were brought up in godly fear, as well.
One day, when Evg Shyju was a teen, there was a youth camp where a minister gave amazing prophetic utterances of How Shyju’s life would be when he grows up!!! “The lame will walk… the dumb will speak” n’… some real excellent stuff!!! Little Shyju was soooo excited and when he got home, he ran to his mother and told him about all the prophetic words. His Mom didn’t show any reaction, I believe!!! But patiently told her son, “Son, God has excellent plans for ALL his Children, but UNLESS ‘YOU’ BEND YOUR KNEES TO PRAY, it will not Happen”!!!
He said that it was the GREATEST piece of wisdom that He got as a teen. “Unless ‘YOU’ bend your knees……” From then on, little Shyju sought the Lord with much more fervency and today God is using him mightily as His servant, just as it was told to him years ago and He is fulfilling the Will of God for his life!!!
That was an eye-opener to me as well. Coz’ its absolutely true!!!! Unless we bend our knees to Pray and seek His face CONSISTENTLY AND DILIGENTLY, the plans that God has for us…may go unfulfilled (whether there be prophecies, they shall fail 1 cor 13:8)!!! It is not that GOD is unfaithful!!! It simply means that we are not PRESSING enough in prayer to enter into our GOD DETERMINED DESTINY!!! Mother’s prayer can take a child only so far…. but it is your OWN prayer that will take you all the way!!!!
God did mighty wonders and Miracles to bring the Children of Israel out of Egypt (1st Stage), but to POSSES the ‘land’ (2nd stage) that was promised to them, they had to fight numerous battles to CONQUER the land!!! And when they fought the battles with the wisdom of God, God gave the promised land to them by His Mighty power!!! Similarly, your salvation experience is just Stage 1, folks!!! You’ve gotto enter into the promised DESTINY that God has determined for you!!!! ARISE AND SHINE, FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME!!!!
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
Attempt Great things for God, Expect Great things from God!!!