Everything Begins with Prayer
Prayer is our interface with God though our heart.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Prayer is our interface with God. Our communication with our Heavenly Father. We must believe He hears us and answers. He does I am living proof. Truly there is nothing I can not bring before the throne of grace. Emotions, problems, other people, deliverance, just to say hello, and most importantly just to say I love you and thank you.
Mark 11:23-24 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Praying God's Word
If you pray the word of God you know you are praying the will of God. Let God give you the scripture to stand on, a rhema word just for you.
A rhema is a verse or portion of Scripture that the Holy Spirit brings to our attention with application to a current situation or need for direction. Every word of God is inspired, and “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16). It is the Holy Spirit Who illuminates particular Scriptures for application in a daily walk with the Lord.
The words of Jesus are significant on this point. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word [rhema] that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Jesus also stated, “The words [rhema] that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).
When God gives a rhema for us to act upon, He often confirms it by a second rhema, that “in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word [rhema] be established” (II Corinthians 13:1).
Carve out time every day to pray. You will be so glad you did.
Start a war/prayer/faith binder or journal. Keep track of what God speaks to you. Here is what mine looks like.
Start where you are and record your answers!
Steps to Purpose
- About Me - My testimony of how God revealed to me my purpose.
- Prayer - Everything begins with prayer.
- Questions - Need more help here are some questions to get you thinking...
- War Binder - Fighting the good fight of faith takes organization.
- The Plan - Next, let's get a plan.
- Planning Binder - Implementing the plan.
- Growing in God - Growing Up in the Lord.
- Discipleship - Teach the Kingdom, share with others.