A Church with a Heart for our Community

May 27th Friday

Greetings in the name of “the Lion of Judah”, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! Another warm and sunny day in the Kingdom – praise the Lord! I trust that you have had a really good week and are eagerly anticipating the weekend. I pray that you have expectancy in your heart as you think of gathering with the family of faith to celebrate our God. Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to create a hunger and a thirst for His Presence.

God sent me a quote to ponder. It was in a book I was reading: The Daniel Prayer – Anne Graham Lotz. First, an interesting little tidbit – I was at an appointment in the clinic in London, and I take a book to read while I wait, and I had the Daniel Prayer. One of my nurses asked what I was reading and after I told her the title, she asked for more information, so I read the subtitle…”prayer that moves heaven and changes nations.” She said, “Oh…that sounds…interesting…” but walked away – may God stir her heart. 

Anyway, here is the quote: “God is not whimsical nor does He act randomly. He is very purposeful not only in what He says but in the way He says it and how He says it and when He says it.” This was directed at God’s answering of our prayers and His sense of timing – which, by the way, very seldom coincides with our sense of timing. I have detected in my prayer life, that I tend to believe that I know what the answer is going to be or should be before God does and it is a shock to me when He disagrees. It is such a shock that I blame Him for not answering…obviously He didn’t understand.

I belong to a prayer group that has been meeting on a weekly basis for nine years now. We have seen God answer some prayers immediately and some that are still on hold. One of the things I have learned is that  – “…prayer is a battle. A fight. It’s spiritual warfare. It’s been said that the secret prayer chamber is a bloody battleground. Oswald Chambers stated, Prayer is not preparation for the battle, it is the battle.” Anne Graham Lotz, The Daniel Prayer.

Something to ponder on this warm weekend — be blessed!