"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7
Begin your time with God in prayer.
Begin your time today with praise to God. Confess any sin that might be hindering your relationship with Him. Ask God to give you spiritual understanding as you spend time in His Word.
Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart.
Today, as we begin our journey Unleashing God’s Power – 40 Days of Prayer, let’s start with Matthew 7:7. This is our verse for the year and we want to learn it. Write it out here.
Who wouldn’t want a life characterized by God’s power and answered prayers? Unfortunately, we live in a world with confusing and conflicting information about God’s power and prayer. And although most of us pray, when our prayers go unanswered, we can struggle with discouragement, disappointment and defeat.
This year can be different. It can be the greatest year of your life as we learn how to unleash God’s power through prayer. Our lives will be changed and our view of God will be expanded as we see God do amazing things through our lives.
Apply God’s Word to your life.
Commit to the Journey: plan to come to worship service each week, join a Life Group and spend a few minutes each day doing the devotions.
Re-read Matthew 7:7.
Ask God to use the Spirit and the Word to unleash His power through your life.
Father, I praise You that You can do abundantly more than we ask or think. I want this year to be the greatest year of my life. Give me the discipline to stay committed to the journey. Help me set aside a few minutes each day to spend time with You. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on.
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21
"O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory." Psalm 63:1-2
Posted on Thu, January 1, 2015
by Sam Petitfils