by Phil Voisin
Today, we are seven days into our church wide 21 days of prayer and fasting. Has God answered the prayers you have been focusing on? For most of us the answer to this is No. But is that the truth?
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
Prayers are much like seeds. You plant them and for a long time, it seems as if nothing is happening. But is that the truth? We do not see what is happening and therefore think nothing is happening. In fact, a lot is happening. The seed is preparing for its journey above ground, but first it must dig down and grow. Grow strong enough to survive above ground. We don’t see that though. For seeds, it is easy, because we know that eventually, if properly cared for, the seed will grow. The plant will spring forth from the dirt and produce life.
Let’s look at another example … the expansion of the Germantown Campus. At first things were exciting! Dirt was moved. Big trucks came rolling in. Cement was poured. And then nothing… it seemed as though nothing really happened for a long time. I mean the workers showed up every day, but what were they doing? Nothing really looked any different. This went on for weeks. Then one day a big red crane shows up. I’m going to let this video explain what happened next. Enjoy:
God hears your prayers. Don’t give up because you feel like nothing is happening. Press on. Your Prayers are powerful and effective!