We have treated ‘Overcoming delays through God’sintervention’, today we are going to be looking at Divine intervention that overcomes the delays, 1 Chronicles 4:9.
It is highly encouraging to see Jabez choosing to call on the God of Isreal as a solution to his predicament. Positive steps like this never fail to attract God’s attention. Whatever you may be passing through today, do not:
· Think it is the end of your life
· Allow the devil to discourage you from seeking the Lord for solutions
· Neglect prayers
· Allow anybody to bring a negative solution that may damn your soul on the last day.
· Isolate yourself from spiritual leaders that will give you godly council
· Forget God and more especially
· Think that your case is difficult forGod to solve.
Rather, all you need to get divine intervention as Jabez is prayers of faith and “the prayer of faith shall save” you in all delay.
This however presupposes that certain scripture obligations and conditions are fulfilled. To offer effectual prayer, it is imperative to:
i. Be converted: it is necessary to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour before you can be entitled to any divine blessing. John 9:31
ii. Know God’s premises relevant to your need. God’s promises are the believer’s points of reference in prayer. Matthew 24: 35
iii. Personalize and actualize the promises. You do this by using them in effective, fervent prayers. James 5:16-18.
iv. Pray in faith. You. You pray in faith by simply believing that your heavenly Father knows you needs even before you ask him, and will therefore answer according to his promises. Matthew 7:7-11
v. Pray with importunity. To be importunate is to unrelentingly persistent.
It is to continue asking until the answer comes. This is not vain repetition but a manifestation of the faith that can not be denied. Luke 8: 1-8
When you break your shackles of delay you pave the way for your passage into the limelight of success, breakthrough and all-round achievement. This makes you a celebrated hero of faith of your time. This is not a merely ideal but unattainable scenario; it a blessing that can be yours NOW!
“For verily I said unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” Matthew 11:24.