By Pastor Dave
W3CP2 = The Will of God
Next is P2. The first P is prayer or as George Mueller called it Prevailing Prayer. Much has been written about prayer. I want to talk about how prayer relates to helping us find the will of God in our lives. It is more that prayer is integrated in every step in finding the will of God. Prayer in discerning the will of God to keep us on target with the interpretation of the Word of God. Prayer helps us in the struggle to put our will in neutral. Wrestling with God in prayer and seeking his will over our will by placing our will in neutral so it does not interfere with his will when he reveals it to us. Prayer is our pastime when we are instructed to wait on God. Isaiah 40:30 “But they that wait upon the Lord…” Prayer is the tool we use to discern the circumstances of life in how we should react to or choose the right circumstances that show us the will of God. Prayer is the prevailing posture we take until God shows us clearly his will for us.
Prayer ushers in the peace of God to our hearts that verifies that we have obtained his perfect will. Prayer is so vital to finding the will of God in our lives. It is the direct line from our spirit to his spirit and results in the releasing of his grace to our need which is to find his will. Grace in definition means – God’s influence upon the heart of man that reflects in the life of man. Prayer is the conduit that carries our request to God. Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; (don’t be anxious) but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Prayer is the conduit that God sends his grace to us so that we know his will.
1. Prevailing prayer is patience in prayer. It is not a question that God takes awhile to hear our prayer. God knows our request before we utter our prayer. God has his own reasons for when and how he answers our prayers and why he asks us to pray so our requests to God actually evolve into a relationship with God and creates a deeper trust in him. God wants us to pray. God asks us to pray. In fact God tells us to pray. Matthew 6:6 “…when thou prayest…”
To be continued ………………..