21 Days of Prayer For Encounter Launch at Church of the Savior Day 1
Spell It Out
“What do you want me to do for you?” Matthew 20:32
Draw The Circle Key Thoughts:
“What if Jesus asked you the same question? What do you want me to do for you? Would you be able to spell out the promises, miracles, and dreams God has put in your heart? I’m afraid many of us would find ourselves at a loss for words. We have no idea what we want God to do for us, and then we wonder why it seems like God isn’t doing anything for us.”
“If faith is being sure of what we hope for, then not being sure of what we hope for is the exact opposite of faith, isn’t it?”
“Well-developed faith results in well-defined prayers, and well-defined prayers result in well-defined answers.”
“Too often we rob God of the opportunity to answer our prayers because they are so vague. Don’t worry about when God answers or how God answers. That isn’t our responsibility. Our responsibility is to simply discern what God wants, and then humbly yet boldly to ask Him for it. And God will throw in a few holy surprises along the way because He may spell the answer differently that we spelled the request.”
“Jesus is still asking the question: What do you want Me to do for you? What is your Jericho? Jericho is spelled many different ways.
If a loved one has cancer, it’s spelled healing. If your best friend is far from God, it’s spelled salvation.If your family is falling apart, it’s spelled reconciliation. If you have a dream beyond your finances, it’s spelledprovision.”
“What is your Jericho? If you can’t answer this question, stop reading. Get into God’s presence and get an answer!”
Prayer Focus: Pray specifically for God to reach thousands for Christ through Encounter this year. Pray for all of the amazing volunteers that have been coming to the trainings that they would be encouraged and blessed. Pray for the remainder of the Encounter trainings that God would pour out His Spirit of grace on our efforts.