Time when the earth shakes below your feet
Psalms 86: 1 -
Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
When King David wrote these lines one should understand the depth of his cry unto the Lord. He was not in need of money or material needs.
Imagine yourself to be one who whenever lifts your hands unto the Lord our even desires in your heart and the Lord fulfills it. There is nothing in this world big enough or great enough which you pray for that does not happen. As you are growing level to level, faith to faith then suddenly things start happening to you or to people close to you. You ask the Lord and you do not get a response immediately. You prayer to Him and you still have to wait and wait for your prayer to be answered. You are a person who is confident to shake a city or a country by your prayer are now wondering why your prayer in not heard.
Even at these times when your boat is rocking in a rough sea yet you will see the Hand of God not letting things get out of hand. These are the time of testing of faith and building of patience.
You look at yourself like David did and ask where I have gone wrong? Even though you are improving in the Lord yet you know you have been doing mistake but trust in Him Who has forgiven you many a times before. You trust in Him being good, ready to forgive, abundant in loving kindness. This is the time when you come to know your God better and trust in Him. You come to have more authority in Him and know His purpose better.
Jesus had many a powers by the authority He held as Son of God and His relationship as Son, but in everything He did, He made sure He glorified God and not Himself.
Almost every Man of God when through this level of refinement, of correction and they saw a great leap in their spiritual growth. So if you are going to these time trust in the Lord for He is good.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You should us the path of perfectness of faith. Even at your most weak time, when it was the only time You made a prayer of request you cancelled it and submitted unto the will of the Father. Every other time You prayed Your prayer was a prayer of declaration or of thanks giving for You knew the Father and His will. Lord as You build us, since You are our Father and Mother hold us gentle and close to your bosom, we trust in You to deliver us out of our situations...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
Genesis 20:17; 21:1-2
17 And Abraham [who had not received his promise son for more than 20years] prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children.
18 For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham,s wife.
1 And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
2 And Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.
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