Excerpt From: Bounds, E.M. “Power Through Prayer.”
Moving God toward people is a hard task, no matter what I do, how much I read and study; it can’t be accomplish if I am not close to God. Moving God toward people requires knowing God.
There have being times in my life where I get to a Bible study, rush and frazzle. I didn't even stop to take a few minutes to connect with God, before I start leading someone to him. I start leading the study by my words, next thing you know things aren't going smur, the woman we are studying with clearly is having a hard time hearing my words, I am having a hard time communicating my desire for her to see her need for God in a particular issue she is having, frustration rises. Eventually I realize I am not getting anywhere and she is not feeling love by God for sure, so I stop all my "well thought words" to help her move toward God and I say let's pray. Before you know it, we are crying her heart is softening, she shares she wants to change but it's struggling to do so. Since she didn't know how to move toward God and I didn't know how to help things click in her brain, prayer seem like the only thing we could do, and it indeed it was the best thing we could do
God has anointed me to move Him toward people, my words of wisdom won't do it, my knowledge won't do it, it will help in many ways but all of this is true to fail if I myself am not connected with God. The fact is I can't give what I don't have, to move God toward people I must be connected to God.
Dear God good morning, thanks for the remainder that my words are meaningless; unless you are in them.
I pray that I hold to John 15:4 that says; "Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me."
May I remain in You in order to move you toward people so that the results will be bearing much fruit for your glory.
I pray that in every conversation, every interaction with others I will remember that every time I open my mouth is to move God toward those around me.
I am aware that this is no easy task, therefore I pray that as Ephesians 6:11-12 says; I will "Put on the full armor of God, so that I can take my stand against the devil’s schemes. For my struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
I pray that as Ephesians 6:18a says; I will "pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests". And I pray that as Ephesians 6:19b -20a says; "whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains."
In Jesus name I pray these things