Tuesday, May 25, 2010

God is Able

Too often we come to God with limited requests because we think He’s limited in His abilities or resources. He’s not... HE IS ABLE.

Our dreams, desires, goals and passions are not a threat to God, nor do they intimidate Him. Don’t ask with wavering faith, but believe God at His word because... HE IS ABLE.

Do you truly know that God longs to fulfill your dreams and answer your cries? He is never shocked by your heart-felt prayers because... HE IS ABLE.

He wants us to come to Him with open hearts, being honest, and sharing our requests. I’m sure we’ve heard this verse before, but I’m looking at it from a new perspective:

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16 NKJ
I was interested to know more about the word “fervent” so I looked it up and was thrilled:

Fervent:
1. hot; burning; glowing
2. having or showing great warmth of feeling; intensely devoted or earnest
3. Having or showing great emotion or zeal

When was the last time you prayed with HOT, BURNING emotion or zeal? You know, the prayer that moves you to tears and emotions, and moves heaven and hell!? My prayers often become mundane, rehearsed, and repetitive with little or no emotion. That’s NOT how God intends prayer to be. I encourage you (as I have encouraged myself) to change your mindset on prayer. Begin fervently praying, believing that God is able. How often do we miss the blessing because we don’t recognize that HE IS ABLE.

“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 NIV

“Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord...” Lamentations 2:19 NIV

I have so much to pour out to Him. And He is waiting. I want my fervent prayers to prevail. I want to be real with God. Because I know that HE IS ABLE.

5 comments:

Sundy said...

Love this! Love you! Thanks for the reminder of how great and exciting our walk with God should be!

Meg said...

Thank you for sharing this! It really touched my heart!

Dreamer said...

Thanks, Meg! I'm glad that it encouraged you. I look forward to checking out your blog as well!

Meg said...

Thanks for following me Shanen! I've followed you as well! Your blog is awesome.

Dreamer said...

Thank you, Meg! I definitely don't do it as much as I'd like to. I have half-written blogs/notes on receipts, paper, emails - everywhere! :)