Emanna for 01/02/2020
Aspiring to Be a Praying Person
John 15:7 If you abide in Me and My words abide in you,
ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened,
that it cannot save ; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot
hear: (2) But your iniquities have separated between you and
your God, and your sins have hid
face from you, that he will not hear. Words of Ministry
We need to have the ambition to be a praying person, a person with power before God. Some people are powerful before God, while others are not. What does it mean to be powerful before God? It simply means that God listens to the person when he speaks. It is as if God is happy to be influenced by such a one. Some people can influence God. Being powerless before God means that God does not listen to the person when he speaks. We must have the desire and the aspiration to see that God often answers our prayers. We have to pray to Him, "May every request of ours be pleasing to Your ears." It is a most glorious thing for God to incline His ear to us. It is a tremendous thing for God to trust us to the extent that He can give us whatever we ask. If you have prayed for a long time and there is still no answer, you should realize that there must be some hindrance. The hindrances always occur because there is sin in your conscience or there is a problem with your faith. Before the Lord, we have to confess, deal with, and refuse our sins. At the same time we have to genuinely and fully trust in God's promises. If we do this, we will see people being saved one by one, and our lives will be full of answers to prayer.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Collected Works...vol. 49, pp. 293-295. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.