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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

A Reviving Prayer for What Seems Lifeless


Have you ever ever put your entire coronary heart, your helpful time, and heartfelt effort into one thing solely to see it die proper earlier than you? Possibly you have been positive that God referred to as you to it… Possibly you trusted God during it… Possibly you probably did your half in it…

…however, nonetheless, it died, flopped, and/or blew up in your face.

That may really feel so complicated, can’t it? Disorienting. Disillusioning, for positive.

I ought to know. I went all out on a selected undertaking, trusting God all the best way, hoping when the going obtained powerful, and praying within the morning. But the factor flopped like a pancake. Completed. And, lifeless.

This morning, I sat down in my morning lounge chair contemplating the wreckage. It’s laborious to know.

What occurred, God? I trusted You.

I sat there in silence. Bible testimonies popped in my thoughts. Lazarus was 4-days lifeless and gone. Jairus’ daughter died. Jesus himself was crucified.

Such hope. Lifeless and gone. I can solely consider how everybody was freaking out on the pure sight of all of it. Nobody likes to take a look at lifeless issues.

However, even in dying, there may be all the time hope.

Lazarus was raised by Jesus. He stated to Martha, “Did I not let you know should you consider you’d see the glory of God?” (Jo. 11:40)

Jairus’ daughter was additionally raised by Jesus. He stated, “Don’t be afraid, solely consider and your daughter will likely be healed.” (Lu. 8:50)

Jesus died on the cross. For 3 days He was lifeless and gone within the tomb. Jesus stated, “The Son of Man should endure many issues and be rejected by the elders and chief clergymen and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.” (Lu. 9:22)

If it seems to be lifeless, buddies, that doesn’t imply it’s executed. Jesus is Resurrection Life.

Jesus stated to Martha, ““I’m the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will dwell, regardless that they die…” (Jo. 11:25)

Pals, life could look totally different than you assume.

It’s possible you’ll lose a job and see a lifeless work life, solely to discover a new one the place you abound along with your new co-workers.

You may even see a lifeless marriage, solely to go to a weekend occasion that stokes marital revival in your own home.

You may even see a toddler who has given themself over to “the wages of sin is dying”, but God meets them proper on time to make them Him.

Simply as a plant requires good soil, water, or solar to develop, life can take many shapes and kinds. It could come otherwise than anticipated.

However any manner we slice it — Jesus IS The Resurrection and The Life. There may be completely nothing He can’t increase up. There may be not a soul He can’t redeem. There may be not a scenario that’s marked fully untouchable by the finger of God.

There are a few conditions in my life that want a radical miracle, my buddies. You most likely have these, too.

The place or how do you want a miracle? What would you like?

What if we have been to ask, proper right here and proper now, for each other? What if we name out to heaven on each reader’s behalf, believing Jesus is who He says He’s?

Let’s Pray Now:
Father, nearly, I’m holding arms with each reader of Purposeful Religion. Proper now, as believers, because the physique of Christ, united we stand in a single thoughts and coronary heart to ask for miracle-breakthroughs for not solely our wants, however for each reader’s wants. Father, we ask you to maneuver heaven and earth for our want of ____. Additionally, we ask you to reply the miracle prayer request wants of our brothers or sisters who’re additionally praying by way of this weblog put up and elevating up their requests earlier than you. On one accord, we ask you to return with resurrection-life energy and to swiftly reply our prayers by way of this weblog put up as we speak. We’re one physique in Christ. We belief you. We’re expectant of what you’ll do. We thanks for the highly effective unity, and for the peace that comes via thanksgiving, supplication, and in making our requests recognized to you. We obtain that peace proper now and thanks, for it guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ title. Amen.

Pals, please share your testimony from this prayer by emailing me. I’m expectant that we’ll have a bunch of answered prayers. God hears our prayers. Our prayers work. They’re highly effective. Please reply to this electronic mail and inform me about your breakthrough. With so many praying for one another, I’m SO expectant.

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