Daily Word

Discussion in 'Political/Religious Topics' started by grizcty, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Process for Breakthrough

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

    Sometimes we find ourselves facing an obstacle that seems impossible to get past. When that happens, and we are asking the Lord for a breakthrough, we too often give up after a few half-hearted prayers. Why is it that when we want the Creator of everything to help us, we think He should be at our beck and call because we tossed Him a sentence while we were looking for snacks during a commercial break? We expect Him to show up. If He doesn’t, we go and sit in the skeptic’s seat and say, “I knew prayer didn’t work.” In my experience, a breakthrough comes after you spend lots of hours and expend lots of resources and experience lots of inconvenience. Then, perhaps a process will begin that could result in a breakthrough. Commit yourself to learning to pray. Commit yourself to becoming a person of persistent prayer, not overcome with anxiety, but full of thanksgiving—on the days when you see no answer in sight as well as on the days when the breakthroughs come.

    Perseverance is an arduous process, but it results in fruitful gain (Romans 5:3-5). Although at times it may seem easier to worry, commit yourself, beginning today, to persevering in prayer, convinced that your breakthrough is coming.

    Heavenly Father, the invitation to come boldly before You in prayer is both amazing and humbling. Help me to persevere in prayer until I get the breakthrough I need. I know You are faithful and that You care for me. In Jesus’ name, amen. 
    Pastor Allen
  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    grizcty: Sir; help those which labored
    ( I know it says women)

    Philippians 4:6

    3And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. 4Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you

  3. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Omaha NE
    Persistence in Prayer

    Luke 11:5-10 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? 7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. 8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

    As we read these words of Jesus, it is important that we understand a very important truth. God responds to persistence. Prayer is a process of asking, seeking and knocking. So many times we simply raise a brief request to God and just expect Him to respond like some kind of divine vending machine, dishing out everything we need and want.

    First of all we do need to ask. James said that we have not because we ask not. Most of our unanswered prayers are often unoffered prayers. We think that just because we need something, God already knows what that is and he will just supply. That is not the case, God desires for us to come before Him and ask him for our needs and desires.

    Secondly, if we are in need, it is important for us to look in the right places. A part of our prayers need to focus on how and where God wants us to be in order to be in a position to receive from Him. Many times God will have the answers to our prayers in a place where He wants us to be. Seek the Lord's will for what He wants and the desires that He has for you and He will often grant you the desires of your heart.

    Then there is the matter of persistence. The man in Jesus parable kept knocking. He didn't give up on his need until his friend responded. I can remember when I quit smoking cigarettes. I had tried a hundred times or more with no success. So I happened to see a verse of scripture that said some things only come by prayer and fasting. So I began to pray daily and fast for 24 hours one day each week asking God to deliver me from the addiction of nicotine. After six weeks of persistent prayer and fasting. God granted my plea and took away the need to smoke.

    When we have legitimate needs and wants, let's be ready to go the distance with God. He will respect a child who comes and asks, seeks and continues to knock. It's the way we show Him that we mean business.
  4. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Kmcdowell: Sir; prepared in giving :)
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