So much of my prayer life seems muted, anemic, void and without results. Even knowing the scriptures that tell me to keep asking, keep believing, keep focused and never give up… it seems like so many things remain unchanged. I know faith and prayers of faith are the answer
Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935), wrote, “Do we have the faith that through our prayer the status quo can be shattered? Can we believe that at our call Christ will come among us to judge and save? When we ask for the Holy Spirit, are we ready for God to strike us like a burst of flaming lightning, so that at last we experience Pentecost? Do we really believe that God’s kingdom is imminent? Are we capable of believing that through our pleading, this kingdom will break in? Are we able to believe that as a result of our prayer the entire history of the world will be turned topsy-turvy?
I have decided with Eberhard Arnold to pray topsy-turvy prayers and I do expect things to be different.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Jesus