Prayer


Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Prayer

It’s good to know that God cares about every area of our lives. He desires for each of us to be all that He has created us to be. Whether that’s a fireman, a school teacher, doctor, lawyer or salesman, the list could go on and on. But the truth is that you are the only one who can truly know what God has created you to be. He is your creator and there are certain things that He has designed you to do. He wants to share those things with you. One way He will share those things with you is through prayer.

Most of the time when people think of prayer, they think of it as a way to get God to change something for them. They see prayer as a way to get results, and God wants us to get results or He wouldn’t have asked us to pray. But have you ever thought that God wants results also? What I mean by that is that God designed prayer as a way to get results in us, first, and then through us. His desire is to have a relationship with us where our heart and His heart get into alignment; our desires and His desires agree; where His will becomes our will. This is what was taking place in the garden of Eden when God and Adam were walking and talking together. Adam’s heart, desires, and will were coming into alignment with God’s. From that place of relationship with God, Adam also received his assignment from God.

Genesis 2:15 “And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.”

In Genesis 3, you see where God came walking into the Garden in the cool of the day to speak with Adam and Eve. God has always desired relationship with man. That’s one of the reasons He made us in His image and His likeness – so He could have fellowship with us. He didn’t make animals in His image, or anything else in His image. He made us in His image.

Once again, God wants prayer to bring results, but He wants it to bring results in us first and then through us after that. So when you pray, ask yourself, “How do I approach prayer?”  Do I want to live my life any way I want and then when I pray, expect results? Or do I approach prayer with the mindset that God wants results in me, then when my heart, desires and will are in alignment with His, I will get results through me. Remember the purpose of prayer.

Psalms 33:11 “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.”

Isaiah 14:24 “The Lord Almighty has sworn, ‘Surely as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.’”

His heartbeat and purpose for prayer has been and always will be to get results. Results in us first, then through us after that. I want to encourage each of you to keep coming to God and allow results to take place in your heart and in your life.

Keep God first in everything you do!

Trey Johnson