“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
Luke 22:44 KJV
The Bible is a book containing the plan of God and many prophecies concerning Christ and what He will do for humanity. The fulfillment of these prophecies were hinged on the actions and inactions of different men and at different points in time.
In fulfilling these prophecies about Christ, God used men who were ready to give up their comfort zone and benefits. Moses is a typical example of this; although he was raised as an Egyptian prince, he ditched the pleasure and comfort that came with his title and took upon himself the responsibility of delivering God’s people from bondage.
This is also seen in Jesus’ life when He let go of His position as deity and took upon Himself the form of a servant (Philippians 2:6-8).
Everytime God sets out to do something on the earth, He always does it through men and He stirs their hearts towards the fulfillment of His dream. The resulting passion is palpable, and can be seen in the actions of these men.
Prayer, being a vital sign of fervency and a resultant effect of passion, is a lifestyle of these men. When you are given to prayer, you acknowledge your sufficiency in God over your insufficiency.
Upon the impending death of Jesus Christ, the passion to see God’s dream for the earth fulfilled stirred Him to pray. He understood the task ahead and He strengthened Himself ahead of time. He did so by agonizing in prayer (Matthew 26:39, 42).
Our knowledge of how big God’s plans are for us must stir up prayer in us. When we pray passionately, we let go of our comfort and we prepare for the mission ahead. We are kept from temptation and we are strengthened for whatever may come our way.
As we enter into a new month, let fervour rise up on your inside for your purpose. The journey may seem to be long, but the mission of raising disciples in all nations is possible (Matthew 28:19-20).
Build strength and capacity to accomplish God’s plans for the earth. If you see yourself as a man God is using (or will use), you will pray.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 22:1-13, Hebrews 4:1-11, Proverbs 21:1-16, Isaiah 14-16