Not A Waste Of Time! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 3rd

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(When You Pray, You Cause Significant Changes In The Spirit)

TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 6:18 CEV
“Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.”

LET’S TALK
“Marcia, why do you devote so much time to prayer?” Vanessa inquired.
“Yeah, is prayer your entire focus? Spending extensive hours in what seems like idleness and a waste of time won’t bring about change, Marcia,” Laurie remarked.

In spite of her roommates’ criticisms, Marcia cherished her daily intimate moments of prayer even more, having witnessed firsthand the transformative power of prayer in her life.

Those who don’t understand the power in prayer and don’t understand the spirit realm are the ones who think that prayer is the lazy man’s way.

John Wesley, the great English minister, once said, “It appears God will do nothing except we pray.”

He made this important statement because he observed that changes took place in his life and ministry and in society when he and others prayed.

There’re many results we’ll never see except we pray. It’s God’s way of relating with us; He asked us to do it. Jesus prayed, and He taught us to pray.

He said, “…Men ought always to pray and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). Why did He pray so much? It’s because He was living in a world of darkness and needed to effect changes in men’s lives. It’s one of the reasons He was so effective.

With so much going on in our world today, we should never think we’re helpless; there’s something we can do.

Any Christian can actually effect changes. Don’t be like the person who says defeatedly, “All I can do is just pray.” No. We don’t just pray.

In our prayers, we’re purposeful enough to make definite changes. God never told us to “just pray” as a form of religion. He told us to pray so that things would change to our advantage.

Remember what Jesus said: “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8). That power is the dynamic ability to cause changes and it’s in you now.

So, when next you take up a matter in prayer, no matter how urgent it is, don’t for a second think you’re wasting time by praying.

Instead, be conscious that you’re bringing the power of the Spirit of God to bear on that situation.

Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 14:14-15; 1 John 5:14-15; 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Pray:
Dear Father, I thank you for the privilege of prayer, which gives me the opportunity to enforce your will in the earth and exercise dominion over circumstances, Satan, and his cohorts of darkness. Thank you for the blessing of praying in the Spirit, thus, praying according to your perfect will and bringing the power of the Spirit to bear in every situation, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Matthew 3, Genesis 6-8
TWO YEAR
Matthew 2:1-12, Genesis 3

Act:
Go ahead now and speak in other tongues, edifying yourself in the spirit and magnifying God.

One Response to “Not A Waste Of Time! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 3rd

  • Sarah David
    6 months ago

    Oh Glorryyyy to God! Thank you Pastor Sir for this insightful article
    It’s just feels like you were talking to me direct. God bless you Sir!!!

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