SCRIPTURE: But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Acts 6:4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be persistent is to keep on pressing on even if you seem not to see immediate results.
It has been confirmed that the ministry of prayer combined with the study of the Word of God is a vital ingredient for destiny fulfilment.
The apostles gave themselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4). No wonder they turned their world upside down for God.
One thing to know is that it is not occasional practice that guarantees results; rather, it is persistent practice that guarantees results. Please, note that the apostles gave themselves “continually” to prayer and the ministry of the Word.
To be persistent is to keep on pressing on even if you seem not to see immediate results. When it appears as if you are not seeing results, just be persistent. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, pray without ceasing.
This means, pray persistently, tenaciously, relentlessly and restlessly. When you keep on doing it consistently, then, a time would come when what you eat would begin to eat you up.
The Amplified Version of Isaiah 10:27 says,
And it shall be in that day that the burden of [the Assyrian] shall depart from your shoulders, and his yoke from your neck. The yoke shall be destroyed because of fatness [which prevents it from going around your neck].
This means, the yoke was put on your neck because your neck was thin, but when you begin to grow, you would become too fat for the yoke and the yoke would be destroyed because of fatness. It cannot go round your neck anymore.
You see, there may be certain things you are suffering because your spirit man is thin but as you keep on studying and feeding on the Word of God, you would become too fat in the spirit and the yoke would break.
My counsel is, maintain consistence in prayer and study of the Word of God.
Remember this: To be persistent is to keep on pressing on even if you seem not to see immediate results.
1. Make up your mind to pray and study the Word of God consistently and persistently.
2. Discipline yourself to maintain the consistency and persistency of spiritual exercise.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I ask for the Grace to pray and study Your Word consistently and persistently, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD.
QUOTE: Prayers and intercessions are some of the assignments of the priest. And when a person’s garment is filthy, his prayer will not make any difference. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 1 Chronicles 21-23
AMAZING FACT: Your brain isn’t lazy, per se. But it’s very busy and prioritizes tasks that absolutely need to be done. So, if it knows you can look something up again, your brain may not store that information.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every yoke around your life today be dismantled by the Power of the Spirit in Jesus’ Name.