‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)
On My Knees
Will you come to me? Will you call out to me? Will you devote yourself to me in prayer? Will you come and ask me for what you want and need? Will you pray faith filled prayers that only I can hear and answer? Will you ask me to show you great and mighty things that you do not know? You will pray for what you can barely think or hardly even imagine? Will you pray prayers that will draw attention to me? Will you pray prayers that will bear fruit for my kingdom? Will you pray prayers that will bring glory to my name? You have asked me a lot of questions. You are asking me to go deeper. You are asking me to pray bigger. You are asking me to pray for more. You want me to ask for what I can barely think of or hardly even imagine. Am I right? Am I hearing you correctly? Yes, you are hearing me correctly.
Why do you think I want you to go deeper and pray for more? You want me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. You want people to be drawn to you through what you will do in and through my life. You want me to shine as a bright witness for you in the world. What I can do is small and weak. Glory will not come to you through the feeble work of my hands. People will not be drawn to you by what I can do all by myself. My efforts alone will bear no eternal fruit and will bring no glory to your name. That is not what you want. That is not your desire. Your hand is on me. You want to use me. You want me to be able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. That’s right. Only you can make me able to do your work. That’s true.
I will come to you. I will get down on my knees. I will become serious. I will devote myself to you in prayer. I will ask you to give me prayers to pray that are beyond what I can think or even imagine. I will ask you to work in and through my life. I am your servant. I am ready for your use. Work in and through me for your glory. Help me to be a bold and bright witness for you in the world. Show me great and mighty things I do not know. Here I am now, I am crying out to you. That is very good.
Lord, my prayers have been weak and small. I have not gotten down on my knees to ask you for much. Help me to pray prayers that are strong and large. Help me to pray prayers that you will hear and answer. Show me great and mighty things I do not know. Amen
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