Have you ever read a verse in the Bible and been stopped in your tracks by what you read?
I have… and this is the verse:
“Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years!” James 5:17
Whoa… talk about conviction.
Did you read that?
“Elijah was as human as we are…” and yet he had the guts enough to pray that it stopped raining… and it did… for over three years!
What are your prayers like?
Are they like this maybe? “Dear God be with us??”
Why do you even pray that? Didn’t God say that he would NEVER leave us or forsake us??
Now please hear me… I pray this type of prayer to… yep guilty and I kinda know the heart behind it so I’m not saying it’s wrong however it’s short of the kind of prayers you COULD be praying. Here is the deal.
The Bible is full of ordinary men and women who prayed BIG GUTSEY prayers… and the rain stopped… or the sun stopped in it’s tracks or battles were won… not because of anything that they had done… but because they had the Kahunas to pray BIG and expected God (the maker of all things) to live up to his promises… and do it BIG time…
But here’s the thing… these people weren’t praying for new cars or boats or MP3 players (mainly because these things weren’t invented) they were praying, reminding God of the things he had ALREADY promised… they were merely standing on Gods promises.
So do you have the guts… the audacity to pray BIG prayers?
Or are you happy with the mediocre?