66 DAY PRAYER CHALLENGE – Day 1 (July 3, 2017)

As we start our 66 Day Prayer Challenge, let’s remember the verse that Pastor Shawn introduced on Sunday:

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

It’s a simple prayer formula – If we call out to God in prayer, He promises to answer. Not only that, He promises to reveal “great and mighty things”.

Make no mistake, God is not promising some “new revelation” (because we already have His Word), but He is promising to give us insight and understanding into His revealed Word, His purposes and His plan – which we have not yet seen, discovered or fully understand.

He is ready – but we have to pray!

Four chapters earlier, Jeremiah wrote these words:

“When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.”  (Jeremiah 29:12-14)

God stands ready to meet us, to speak to us, to show us “great and mighty things”, but we have to initiate the conversation of prayer. As Pastor Shawn said, “Our biggest problem really isn’t unanswered prayers but unoffered prayers”.

Read it again:

When you call on me – When you come and pray to me – God says, “I’LL LISTEN!”

When you come looking for me  – God says, “YOU’LL FIND ME!”

When you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else – God says, “I’LL MAKE SURE YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!”

Wow! What amazing and incredible promises. God is ready to meet us, speak to us, connect with us and change us.

But it all starts with our commitment to pray.

ONE OTHER THING: DO NOT START THIS PRAYER CHALLENGE WITHOUT A PRAYER JOURNAL (ANY KIND OF NOTEPAD OR NOTEBOOK WITH DO, NOTHING FANCY). BE SURE TO WRITE EACH DAY’S DATE, WRITE OUT YOUR DAILY REQUESTS AND DAILY INSIGHTS – AND WATCH HOW GOD WILL WORK OVER THE NEXT 66 DAYS!

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