I used to tell God more than listen to God in prayer. What I have found is waiting in prayer is where we see answers to prayer.
An insistent pursuit is not a common position for even the average believer. Many slink towards God with hopes that He might possibly answer.
The centurion knew where his answer would be found and with great faith entreated Jesus for His Answer. Faith powers our insistence, not our desire or will or desperation.
Jesus commended the Canaanite woman for her faith – not her prayer, not her will, not her volume, but her faith. She connected faith to her desperation and shameless persistence and Jesus answered.
God likes our faith-filled insistence! But in reality, some of my pleading prayers feel more like a heavenly arm-twisting rather than relationship.
“Don’t come looking for an answer. Bring in the Solution!” When I step into prayer, I have the solution, because the Solution lives inside me.
Let’s pray like we are the sole source of prayer. Let’s pray like our prayers matter the most. We can change our world with His reality.
I am willing to make an investment of listening in prayer. The investment of time is a surrender of my heart and a yielding of my life.
Many become frustrated living in a dark world, seeming to grow darker by the day. But His Light will seek His own, and through them His Light will spread.
A good friend asked me, “If Jesus is continually in intercession for me, don’t I want to know what Jesus is praying to the Father about me?”
I had a revelation about prayer being an investment with a major ROI. It isn’t as if it's our motivation to pray but it is certainly the reward for praying.
Prayer and sovereignty are uniquely entwined while appearing to be seemingly contradictory. So if God is sovereign, what is the purpose of prayer?