The longer something exist the easier it is to miss or shift away from the original intent, meaning, and purpose.
Acts 4:29-31 NKJV
“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus. “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”
When the Holy Shift took place, we shifted from the Old Testament (laws and animal sacrifices) to the New Testament (Jesus paid the Ultimate Sacrifice). We shifted from limited power to unlimited power by the power of the Holy Spirit. Part of prayer is to shift from our benefit to being bold.
• Is we will start praying with boldness, speaking God’s Word with boldness.
• Is not getting God to give us what we want, it’is getting God to give us what we need.
• Is not for God to remove our problems, hurts, and suffering, but to give us the power in the problem. The results give honor and glory to God in the problem. If we don’t know that, we miss the power, presence and peace in the problem.
God is not worried about what we don’t have. He wants us to use what we do have. The greatest shift in prayer is to understand that it’s not always God’s will to remove the problem and suffering, but to give us the power and presence to go through it to bring honor and glory to God.
Where do you need Gods power and presents today? When is the last time you spoke God’s word with boldness? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?
Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments