Bait and Switch

24 Feb

In one week our 40 days will come to an end.  Have you thought about what you will do after praying every day for 40 days?  Can I let you in on a secret that isn’t really?

I’m hoping that your 40 days will become 40 years.  I’m hoping that the people who have taken this challenge to pray every day for 40 days will make it a lifetime habit.  This isn’t really a bait and switch, is it?  You knew it was coming, didn’t you?

Oh, the promises to those who will pray!  Ask and it will be given to you.  Seek and you will find.  Knock and the door will be opened to you.  Everyone who asks, receives…!

Oh, the happiness to be found, not foremost in front of the movie screen, but on our knees…in His presence.  As hard as it can be for me sometimes to get there, I still say confidently that the greatest joys of my life have been in that place where there is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11).

Oh, commit yourself to trust in Him through prayer, will you?  Think of how the tide of the battle will turn in a Kingdom direction in your life (Exodus 17).  Consider how many jars He will fill on your behalf (2 Kings 4).  Think of the arrows that you will shoot toward heaven and how many victories He will grant because of your faithful firing (2 Kings 13)

My word to you today is this: Don’t think of these next 7 days, think of the next seven years and beyond, and what God will do in your life and in the lives of those you love, if you give yourself to prayer.

Let it be said to his shame that he did not believe enough, so he did not obey enough.  It is what happens in the secret chamber that determines the amount of victory we have in the actual battle of life.

– spoken regarding King Jehoash in 2 Kings 13, author unknown


Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Bait and Switch

  1. JoAnn Karls

    February 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    As a student I don’t wish to graduate yet


  2. James Schwindt

    February 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I cannot go back to how I was before the 40 day prayer challenge…..



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