Today’s Key Scripture
“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
— Hebrews 13:20-21
God desires for us to pray effectively as we seek to reach the world, even as He has chosen to use us to be His hands extended.
To participate in His plan, however, requires faith in His plan and an active belief that helps us carry out that plan.
Archimedes, upon discovering the power of the lever, said, “If you find me a fulcrum to rest my lever upon, I can move the world.” One of the Greek meanings of New Testament words “faith” and “belief” is “fulcrum.” With faith, you have a supernatural lever. With that fulcrum you can participate in God’s plan with mountain-moving faith.
Believing is faith in motion. It means applying the truth. Faith and believing become stronger as you exercise them. They also tend to become weaker when you neglect them. Those who are active in participating in God’s plan will certainly become stronger.
Faith and believing are not limited. This is why Jesus tells us, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Take God at His word by receiving His gift of faith, then begin to leverage the world as you believe and participate more and more in His plan. This is a major step toward praying effectively and communicating intimately with Him every day.
A Prayer for Today
Precious Lord, I want more of You today. I desire to be used in Your service to reach others. I thank You for every door that You are opening, and I surrender myself to You, even as I desire to become closer and more intimate with You every day. I pray that the harvest fields will be filled with people of all ages and cultures who feel Your Holy Spirit drawing them to you. May every stronghold of the Enemy that seeks to enslave and destroy be barricaded from the unsaved. I pray all this in the name of Jesus, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.