Welcome to 2021…. I think most of us are not too upset that 2020 is over and we are on to 2021.
I have thought long and hard about………. where can we all start as individuals, small groups, churches, counties, states, countries, nations and on and on to make 2021 better. The answer that I keep coming back to is prayer and prayer without ceasing.
We can’t expect that just because the calendar flipped (from 2020 to 2021) that all issues are going away. However, what we can expect and know for sure is that our God is listening to us, loves us, and is still in the prayer answering business.
So what do we do… I would challenge us all to PUSH:
We are not only asked to pray but are commanded to pray and persevere in prayer. We are also told that God will answer. Now in the “instantaneous” society we all live in, we expect prayers to be answered right away….…. Remember God is never in a hurry but he is always on time. Let’s remember a few things as it relates to prayer:
- God is not a Genie in a bottle – We should pray for things according to God’s will
- Ask for thing’s according to God’s Desire – We should not expect God to answer when we ask for things that are for selfish reasons
- God is Omniscient…obviously we are human and can only see a fraction, but God is all-knowing. God can truly see everything at once.
We should never, ever give up on prayer……..Remember to PUSH and PUSH and keep PUSHING.
As someone that I admire used to say…… “My time is up and thank you for yours”