Faith of a Child

It’s so easy in this generation to get overwhelmed when we look and see the magnitude of the need that surrounds us. How will we ever meet the need of this hour? Jesus once asked this question in John, chapter 6, to his own disciples. He said, “Where will we buy bread that all the people here may eat?”

He did this to test His own disciples because he knew what He was about to do. Everyone started looking to their own means and to their own resources, and nobody could come up with an answer. But there was a young boy in the crowd who had five barley loaves and two small fish, and I can see him coming to Jesus with the faith of a child, saying, “Yes, I believe Jesus and I can do this!”

No wonder in Mark, chapter 10, Jesus said, “Unless you have the faith of a little child, you will not see the kingdom of God.” We need eyes of faith one more time like we never had before. God is willing to make provision through us.

It’s time to pray.

Open Our Eyes to Victory

In 2 Kings, chapter 6, the Scripture tells us that the people of that time experienced a day very much like our own. A servant of the man of God arose early and went out and saw an army surrounding the city with horses and chariots. The servant said to his master, “Alas, my master, what shall we do?”

And so he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man and he saw, and behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Oh, Lord Jesus Christ, would You open up our eyes again to the reality of God and the realm of God? Would you deliver us from seeing only as fallen men see? Give us the eyes of victory that Christ won for us on the cross. Help us, help us, oh God, to pray.

Can God Use My Life

I have absolutely no doubt that most everybody listening to the sound of my voice today not only would like to pray but believes that we should. But when you try to pray, a thought arises in your heart: “How can God possibly use the smallness that is in my life?”

In reality, we find it hard to believe the words that Paul spoke to the Corinthians in first Corinthians, chapter one, verse 26 and onwards. He said “You see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise. And God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame things which are mighty. And base things of the world and things that are despised, God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are.”

Take time to pray. You will be astonished when He opens your eyes to how He has chosen to glorify His Name through you. It’s time to pray!

Jesus Wants Us to Ask

In the Gospel of John, chapter 16 and verse 24, Jesus said these words to His followers: “Until now, you have asked nothing in My Name. Ask and you’ll receive, that your joy might be full.”

Now how perplexing that having walked with Jesus three years—seeing His miracles, witnessing His power, seeing His compassion for the people—that these disciples have been, in spite of this, silent when it comes to prayer.

I think about you and me, or many churches across the nation, where we have many testimonies of Scripture—we know of the compassion of God; we have the history of miracles—yet He looks down upon the churches of this nation, “Until now, you have asked nothing in My Name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy might be full!”

My brother, my sister, Jesus wants to answer prayer! It’s time for you and me to pray.

God Will Make a Way

In the book of Second Kings, chapter 2, verse 13 and 14, the Scripture tells us of Elisha—who took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan River. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen, struck the water and said, “Where is the God of Elijah?” And where he struck the water, it divided this way and that.

The Scripture tells us that Elijah crossed over. Now when he took this mantle of Elijah and called out, “Where is the God of Elijah?” he was saying this: “Lord, I will walk with You if You will come to us once again.”

The Lord came and opened a way that was impossible to man, gave him power to endure the mockery of the godless, and through him brought healing to a city.

My brother, my sister, it is time for you and I to pray.

The Godless Had a Champion

In the book of first Samuel, chapter 17, in verse 4, the Scripture tells us that the Philistine army—who were the enemies of the testimony of God—had a champion whose name was Goliath. He stood incredibly tall in natural, human strength. There must have been a question among the people: “What are we to do? How do we counter this that has come against us?”

We must remember though that God also had a champion. He had a young boy who, in the physical sense, didn’t look like he was any match for what he had to face. But David knew how to pray, and because he did, he laid hold of the power. One more time, with the miraculous strength that Christ is willing to provide for you and me today, David changed the course of history.

We must lay hold of God again. We’re facing formidable enemies in our society. You and I must pray again.