“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2.
I have been in an unplanned time of fasting my written word. Prayer is taking even greater preeminence, and therefore I am compelled to come away; to spend time with my heavenly Father.
When we spend time in prayer, God’s way permeates our perspective. We begin to see things, people, and situations like never before.
I believe God’s people are being given opportunity to experience His presence, and His vision, in a new way. I sense that His perspective will permeate our being such that our vision will be increased. That we will not only perceive what He is revealing, we will conceive God’s reality.
As we spend time with God in prayer, we become aware of the miraculous, the dreams deep within, that are waiting to be realized. Our part is to receive by faith what God has for us, what He is calling us to. Have you felt a drawing? A compelling toward ministry in a deeper way? Or maybe a completely new area of service that you hadn’t entertained in the past? The desire to come away in prayer?
These promptings are worth our time in prayer and meditation in the Word. To me, this is one of those precious times when the Lord says: “Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 (CSB). Our part is not to try to figure it out, but to spend time with Him, so He can reveal the path we are to take.
God, by His Holy Spirit, will show us the way to go. He will direct us in a fruitful, fulfilling life lived in the Spirit, recognizing Kingdom reality. Then at once, our vision becomes clear and focused, and we can see our next step.
Rejoice in God today, for He will open the eyes of your heart like never before (if you want Him to). Remember, He is the Almighty, the All Powerful, All Knowing, Loving God, that will see you through to victory!
Father, thank you for loving us, your people. We know You will permeate our perspective with Your Love, and Life-giving Power, as we submit to you. Please help us to be alert, and to desire You above all else. Please “lead and guide us into all truth and righteousness for Your Namesake.” In Jesus Name, Amen.