And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
– Luke 11:5-13
You live in a world of plenty; a world of unlimited creativity; a world in which control has been placed in your hands. You control what happens around you by what you say. You create the things you desire to see or have through your prayers. James raised a lamentation when he saw how many were suffering severe lack and deprivations in the midst of plenty. So he cried out, “You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:2-3).
If we fail to pray, God does nothing, even though He is ever present with us. Prayer is earthly licence for heavenly intervention. God handed over the earth to man at creation. Whatever man allows is what will be established here; whatever he disallows will not be established here. “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S; But the earth He has given to the children of men” (Psalms 115:16). The right to rule on earth is yours and you rule by what you decree.
What do you want to see in the year we have just stepped into? What do you want to become of your walk with God; the works of your hands; your family and your community; your leaders and your nation? Table your request before God now and always and He will grant you the desires of your heart.
- Raise a song of worship and thank God for being your Father and for being so gracious.
- Pray for the salvation of those that do not have this privilege yet of acknowledging God as their Father.
- Pray that more labourers will arise and take the Dominion Mandate to the ends of the earth.
CONFESSION: My confidence is that whenever I ask anything in accordance with God’s will, He hears and answers me.