Christians are supposed to pray for things happen in their lives, right? The Bible even says we should pray without ceasing. It also admonishes us to ask whatever we want in Jesus’ name and things will happen. If that is the case, then why do we keep spending days, months and years on one particular prayer topic? What are we doing wrong as Christians that we seem to pray for the same things over and over?
Personally, I wish there would be times that prayer meetings will be praise sessions because the Lord has granted us everything that we need to help build His kingdom. Such prayer meetings will be ones which we come to thank God for all the souls we have won instead of asking God to fix our finances, help us find jobs and scholarship and contracts.
One of the things that amaze me is the time during a prayer service when a category of people who seem to fail at everything they do are asked to come forward for a special touch. I just wonder why a Christian should be failing constantly at everything. I thought Christians were beyond that. With the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us why we should we fail at anything? I also thought we were supposed to be light to the world and be cities set on the hill, so why are do we fail?
From my little experience in this life and observing the trends, I think the modern Christian should find a way of building himself/herself up too. Let’s depend on God, yes but let’s also build ourselves. You want a new job but what extra skill have you learnt that you can boast of in the past ten years. You have been praying for a child but have you visited the fertility clinic to set is wrong with you and what you can do differently? You are searching for a job, how many applications have you written and sent out? Miracles do happen but applying some effort can push miracles to happen faster on our parts. The woman with the issue of the blood had to make an effort to touch Jesus’ garment (Luke 8:40-56).
We have left a lot of good and important things for the unbelievers for too long. We love to sit in our small corners and wait for miracles to find us. Let’s make an effort to be better in whichever fields that we find ourselves. Let us push God to speed our miracles.
What about educating ourselves to the highest point and getting to that point that we will be indispensable? What about us Christians targeting the top position? The parliaments, courts and even the entire nation?
I can imagine how great the world will be when Christians take over important leadership roles becuase they have developed themselves. Let us start by seeing ourselves as the light of the world and finding ways of spreading our influences throughout the entire universe.
I am waiting for your testimony!