Day 2 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
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In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9
When was the last time you lost sleep because you were concerned about the Creator keeping the planets in orbit? When was the last time you got down on your knees at night and prayed, “Lord, thanks for keeping the planet rotating. I wasn’t sure if we’d make the full rotation today, but You did it again!” I’m guessing the answer to these questions is never.
We don’t doubt God’s ability to keep the planets in orbit, but we have a difficult time believing He can keep our lives in orbit. The truth is that we already trust God for the big things; now we need to trust Him for the little things, like healing our cancer, getting us out of debt, helping us conceive, or helping us find our soul mate. These things are giant mountains to us, but prayer can turn them into molehills!
God is great not just because nothing is too big for Him; God is also great because nothing is too small. The Sovereign One cares about every minute detail of our lives.
God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time, but it’s up to us to see and seize those opportunities that are all around us all the time. God is setting up divine appointments all the time. Only God can make the appointment, but only we can keep the appointment. It’s our job to recognize and respond to the God-ordained opportunities that come our way.
We can’t plan God-ordained opportunities. All we can do is seize them. We can’t perform miracles. All we can do is pray for them. Our job is to hear His voice. His job is to establish our steps. And if we do our job, God will do His!
What to Pray?
Children’s Ministry: God would direct Winnie as she prepares lessons for the children. Workers to help.
Open our eyes to see God-ordained opportunities to build relationships with the intention of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
May 3, 2018