April 4, 2019 CAC LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (“PUSH!”)

April 4, 2019 CAC LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC -  PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (“PUSH!”)

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CAC LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

 Thursday, April 4, 2019

PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (“PUSH!”)

READ: Genesis 32:22-31


[22]And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.[23]And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.[24]And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.[25]And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.[26]And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.[27]And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.[28]And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.[29]And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.[30]And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.[31]And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

MEMORISE:Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1

EXPOSITION
Prayer champions are known well for their doggedness, determination, consistency and persistence. Jacob, Isaac’s Son, is a classic reference. Jacob wrestled with an angel of God for most of the night preceding his fateful challenging/threatening encounter with his estranged older brother, Esau! Had Jacob not persevered in the vigil, the supposed blessings he had obtained in a supplanting way would have continued to hunt him for life! However, he remained resolute that night, to end his endless servitude, unsettled and struggling life. He got what he needed by praying until the spectacular happened.

Dear reader, you have not prayed until the fruits of your prayer start to manifest. If God is yet to answer, that is not an indication that you should stop. Instead, fire on in your prayers, personally and corporately. Prayer has no place! The place of prayer is the place you decide to meet with God, and that can be anywhere. So, all places are places of prayer; all times are times of prayer (I Thess. 5:17).

It is high time this generation of believers went back to adopt the prayer system and strategy of our patriarchs in faith. We read and heard of how men of old, like Spurgeon, John Knox, Apostle Ayo Babalola, etc. would painstakingly and sacrificially kneel for long hours in prayers. What about their togetherness in prayer meetings? They would pray, instantaneous signs would manifest to tell them their prayers had been answered.

It may be impracticable to kneel on cracked nuts of palm fruit or fast for many days, some of our patriarchs did. Yet, the bottom line is the seriousness, resoluteness, determination, decisiveness and above all, sincerity in prayers. May you catch the fire, of the Holy Spirit to always pray until God’s mind happens, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, help my trust in Your ability to answer me always, and push me to pray without season.
2. Oh Lord, help families to take their family altars seriously in order to shut the devil outside their homes.
3. Father, let the much awaited revival come quickly to us in Nigeria and the world in general.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Joshua 6:3 – 8:13; Luke 6:45 – 7:17.
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