Day 25 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
”I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets.” Numbers 11:29
Prayer isn’t just the way we cultivate our own potential; prayer is the way we recognize potential in others. Like Paul, who saw gifts in Timothy that Timothy couldn’t see in himself, we through prayer, are enabled to see with prophetic eyes. We are given supernatural insight. Then we are prepared to speak with prophetic boldness into the lives God has positioned in our path.
According to1 Corinthians 14:3, a prophet speaks words of comfort and encouragement as prompted by the Holy Spirit. And prophets come in all sizes and shapes. But the common denominator is prophetic insight that is the by-product of intercessory prayer. The more we pray, the more prophetic we will become.
You may not see yourself as a prophet, but you are one. You’re a prophet to your friends. Parents are prophets to their children. You’re a prophet at work and a prophet at home. And your words have the potential to change lives by helping people discover their identity and destiny in Christ.
Sometimes you need the courage to rebuke. When you catch kids doing something wrong, for example, lovingly remind them of this: that’s not who you are. And when you catch them doing something right, reinforce it. Celebrate what you want to see more of. That’s one way to fan into flame the gift of God.
You don’t have to influence thousands of lives to make a difference. Maybe you’re called to influence one person who will influence thousands. You sow into their life so they can reap a harvest.. the fruit of their life is your reward.
June 30, 2018