The Transforming Power of Prayer!
I believe there is GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING about prayer. I believe this GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING stems from the influences of this evil, self centred world that we live in and also from our sinful, self centred natures. I believe the GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING is this, that ‘God is there to meet our needs’. That is, God’s soul purpose is to meet our needs. This is absolute bunkum! Hear me out on this one. If there was only one area we need to get right in our Christian walk it is in the area of our prayer life! Let’s look at the scriptures…
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’ NIV
Do we realise that we have a Heavenly Father whose will and desire is to establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven?
Genuine prayer transforms our will into His will. Genuine prayer takes God’s heart and plants it into our heart. Genuine prayer is not all about us, it’s all about Him. Genuine prayer doesn’t build our kingdom, it builds(or establishing) God’s Kingdom(on earth as it is in Heaven).
This is the transforming power of prayer. This struggle with our humanity we need to face daily through prayer with our Heavenly Father…
Even Jesus, faced with the sure knowledge of His crucifixion, in prayer ‘wrestled’ with His humanity to the point where He was completely submitted and surrendered to the Father’s will. Matthew 26:39b “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” NIV
Through prayer, completely surrender to the Father’s will for your life, and through that, you will find that all of your needs will be met!
To Be Continued… Intimacy with the Father