PRAYER: Enable me to speak Your word with great BOLDNESS. Stretch out Your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of Jesus Christ for the benefit of those who do not believe.
The early church in Acts 4:29-31 did not pray to have their circumstances changed or their enemies put out of office. Rather, they asked God to empower them to make the best use of their circumstances and to accomplish what He had already determined (Acts 4:28). Their confidence ~ trust~ faith ~ hope was is God’s perfect plan (Jeremiah 29:11). They asked for divine enablement, not escape; and God shook the very foundation of the place they joined together in prayer as He gave them the power they needed to boldly go out and share.
When you look for more opportunities, you are wired to see what you are looking for... "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Posted on Sun, November 6, 2011
by Josh McClary