On persevering prayer: “I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the 101st blow, it splits in two. I know it was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” (Not sure who penned these words)
I want to encourage you to not stop prophesying half way, just because you don’t see anything happening. I want to remind you that God’s words are like seeds, so once you send them out over your situation, you are planting them.
You don’t plant a seed today and reap a harvest tomorrow, or you don’t plant a seed and then go the next day and dig it up to see the progress it makes. That is not how planting and reaping works… you have to plant the seeds; then there is a period of time that you have to wait, and then there is a harvest. Jesus in talking about the Kingdom explains the parable of the seeds this way: Then He said, “The kingdom of God is like a man who throws seed on the ground, and he goes to bed at night and gets up every day, and [in the meantime] the seed sprouts and grows; how [it does this], he does not know. (Mark 4: 26-27) (AMP).
There is a time frame between the planting and the harvest; and in the same way, prophesying has to be an ongoing process, we send the words out and then we stay aligned in our confession to that seed, until it manifests. When you start prophesying God’s word to your situation, the first thing that will happen in your life is order; and the things that were looking cluttered will now start to conform and take shape as God intended them to be in the first place. Remember that in all your trials God is still doing a good work in your life!
Prayer of Creative Words
Father, Today I will not allow the enemy to steal my seed, I will stay focused on your kingdom, and your words and I say fear, lack, fame, worry of getting more or keeping up with the world will not have any place in my life. ~Lisa Singh~