Category Archives: Persistence

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Proverbs 27:23-24 “Know the state of your flocks… Riches can disappear fast. And the king’s crown doesn’t stay in his family forever—so watch your business interests closely. Know the state of your flocks and your herds” (NLT & LB)

When the year starts, a lot of people have big thinking issues, questions of habits, resolutions, questions of vision, questions of planning. However, as the year progresses, people tend to lose sight of these things. Read the rest of this entry

Must Do’s

Psalm 69:13 “But I keep calling out to you, Yahweh! I know you will bend down to listen to me, for now is the season of favour. Because of your faithful love for me, your answer to my prayer will be my sure salvation.” (TPT)

To have power with God and man, you have to learn to pray yourself, pray to your Heavenly Father, not to anyone else, pray in the Name of Jesus, confess your sins and abide in Him and let His Words abide in you. Read the rest of this entry

Every Occasion

1 Cor.14:14-15 “For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying, but I don’t understand what I am saying. Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.”

Sometimes, we think we know what we are doing. Or maybe we think that we are just going through the motions, so we do not really consider what we are doing as weighty. Or we do not appreciate the weight of what we are doing. Therefore, we are not as committed to doing it as we should. Read the rest of this entry

Tête-à-tête

Dan. 9:17-18 “O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary. “O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open your eyes and see our despair… We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy.”

Mysteriously, it seems that God Will Not Act Unless We Pray. Mysteriously, even though God knows everything He Still Wants Us To Ask About What He Already Knows. Mysteriously, God wants us to keep asking about The Same Thing, Even Though We Have Asked Him Before. Read the rest of this entry

In Prayer

Gen.32:24 “This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break.”

Mysteriously, it seems that Some Prayers Need To Be Long Whilst Others Need To Be Short. Matt.14:23 & 25After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone… About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.” Read the rest of this entry

Place Of Burden

Luke 22:44 “He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.”

Years ago, my Pastor at that time had this routine of praying from Saturday night into Sunday morning, and from the prayer room, he goes to preach. One day, he invited me and a friend of mine to pray with him. Read the rest of this entry

The Drill

Matt.26:42 & 44 “Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.” So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things again.”

Mysteriously, it seems that God Will Not Act Unless We Pray. Mysteriously, even though God knows everything He Still Wants Us To Ask About What He Already Knows. Mysteriously, God wants us to keep asking about The Same Thing, Even Though We Have Asked Him Before. Read the rest of this entry

Ceaselessly

Luke 18:1 “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.”

Mysteriously, God wants us to keep asking about the same thing, Even Though We Have Asked Him Before. Matt.7:7Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.Read the rest of this entry

Agreement

Matt.16:19 “And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

Why pray when God has promised? The first reason is, He has promised. The second reason is, prayer is earth giving “permission” to heaven to intervene. Why is this important? Why should earth give heaven permission to intervene? The reason is simple, the only being that has authority on earth is Read the rest of this entry

The Place

Ps.5:1-3 “O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”

Prayer is the place of admitting our need. Prayer is the place of adopting humility. Prayer is the place of claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the practice of God’s presence. Jesus said to His disciples, “when you pray say, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name….” Read the rest of this entry