Prayer and faith go hand-in-hand. The promise underlying all prayer is that God has promised to accomplish in you what He requires of you. He is doing a work in you right now. Life change begins with God. It is a work of God that is accomplished in us through the work of the Holy Spirit (read more about life change HERE). Philippians 1:6 reminds us that God will finish what He began.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Phi. 1:6
God has great purpose for you today. Let me say that again…God has great purpose for you today. Embrace whatever you face throughout your day with great resolve, knowing full well that God has purposed for you to live every moment. He is directing your steps. Ask Him to bring to remembrance “every good and perfect gift” and to rejoice in whatever comes your way. Ask Him to mold and shape you in life’s most challenging moments.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
If we want to know God more, we will have to be deliberate in our actions. Through the process of prayer, God is changing us from one degree of glory to another. Hallelujah! That should give us reason to break out in resounding praise. God has promised Himself to us by the blood covenant of Jesus. What He says will be done. He is fashioning us into His unique and precious design. He is preparing our hearts to receive His answer. He is making us His dwelling place here on earth. Read the verse below and pay attention to what God says He will do.
“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.” Ezekiel 36:26-27
God will. God will take our old, tattered, resistant spirit and give us a heart like Him.
God will remove our dead, burdened, and heavy heart of stone and give us a heart like Him. God will put His very own Spirit…the Spirit of God…inside of us. Imagine it, will you? One of the greatest promises in Scripture is that God is making us more like Him!
How do you see God changing you? In what additional areas would you like to be changed?