"Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand."
Psalm 20:6 (NKJV)
Last week I shared how I went for an extended period of time not believing in prayer, and therefore not praying at all. What I want to share today is that instead of praying, I began to lean on my own power of meditation and “attraction” to make things happen in my life. Meditating on scripture is great to grow and increase our faith in God’s promises. And how and what we think can certainly impact our reality by encouraging or discouraging us in certain directions. But meditation to manipulate situations and attract good fortune is something different. I won’t say that this strategy does not work, because I probably had just as much success with that as I did with materialistic, self-centered and self-directed prayers of desperation.
However, when I turned back to trusting in the power of God, began praying faith-based prayers of surrender, letting go of my agenda and simply trusting God’s plan and purposes for my life…THEN I began to see consistent answers to my prayers! I would be lying to say that I never pray self-centered prayers, or that God has never answered some of my self-directed prayers. Yet, whenever I pray, I never have any attachment to the outcome. I always want ONLY what God wants for me whether it is what I prayed for or just the opposite. Sometimes I get what I pray for, sometimes I get just the opposite. But I always trust that whatever the outcome, it is best.
The point I’m making here is that when I began trusting God’s power again and not my own, I can 1000% testify that however my prayers were answered, they ALL turned out for my GOOD…better than good, the best! Trusting God to work in my life through the power of prayer was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The decision was not a mental decision though. It was a decision of the heart. Like deciding to give someone your heart in love. You take a risk. You give them the best and most vulnerable part of yourself, and you trust that they will treat it well and do what’s best for you all the time. That is what prayer is like. Experiencing the power that comes with prayer is like giving your heart to true love…you can never go wrong!
Give your heart to true love today…trust in the power of prayer to make your life into everything God says is possible! He loves you with an everlasting love!
Victorious In His name,