May 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD-Vision Prayers

WOW! I feel it has been forever since I blogged. Seems to be so hard these days to blog. Picking and choosing has been my game plan recently. Don't misunderstand me as I do enjoy blogging and I do love to look at and read my friends blogs as well. It is just that the Lord has been showing me through recent events in my life that He must be first. Let's just say I am having to do a little re-arranging in my life. Today I would like share something from my Bible Study that has really JUMPED off the page at me. I pray that it does the same for you.

               Praying with EXPECTANCY! Most of the time if we will admit it we tend to pray with.....DOUBT! Doubt that God will answer us. We know that He always answers though it might be yes, no or wait. But HE ANSWERS

What if we go ahead and just grab the mindset of "I am praying EXPECTING something to happen in this area of my life or with this relationship, this person, or this situation?

Take just a minute and read this Scripture:

Habakkuk 2:2-3

Revised Standard Version (RSV)
And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
    make it plain upon tablets,
    so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its time;
    it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seem slow, wait for it;
    it will surely come, it will not delay.

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I realize that our Lord speaks to us in different ways through different things. Sometimes I can read the same scripture over and over and all of a sudden it just LEAPS off that page at me. Well, that is exactly what this done for me. 

Pray with a VISION! Pray with EXPECTANCY! 

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Get out of that ditch you are in and PRAY EXPECTING GOD TO MOVE!  

You may ask, "How do I know this is what God would have me to pray? LINE IT UP WITH HIS WORD! If it lines up with the Word of God then you go for it....hook, line and sinker!

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Does your husband need Salvation? Your Mom or your dad? 
God says in His Word that it is His desire that all come to know Him as Savior....that NO ONE perish. PRAY with a vision EXPECTING them to come to know Christ!

Before any of my grandchildren was conceived I began to pray that all my grandchildren would come to know Jesus at an early age. I pray daily for them to grow up to be Godly men and women. I pray for their future mates. Praise the Lord so far I have seen 3 of my grandchildren come to know Him personally. I am praying with a vision for my 4th one. 

 My list of Vision prayers in long but the Lord's Word tells us to keep on pressing. To pray without ceasing and we must do just that. Satan came for one reason....to kill, steel and destroy. We must be about our Father's business and pray with a vision for ourselves, our family, our friends, our church, our nation.

Get yourself a journal...a note pad or whatever. Write down your vision prayers and date them. Pray and believe that God will bring it to pass. 

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 Hugs and blessings, Cindy   

  

  



9 comments:

  1. Awesome words of wisdom about prayer, my friend. God is so good to listen and answer our prayers, even if His answer is sometimes not what we want to hear...but He has a much bigger plan that I could ever begin to understand!!! Love you bunches!!

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  2. Where ya been Miss Cindy?
    Connie Royals

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  3. Thank you for sharing this today. Sometimes our 'expectancy' wavers and we need to be reminded to keep believing that He will answer.
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. What a blessing your words were to me today. Praying with a vision and expectancy really made since to me.
    Loved what you said about praying for your grandchildren. I do that too and it is so comforting knowing God is in control of their lives.
    Have a blessed week. I too don't blog as often, but love that there is inspiration like your posts to come to.

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  5. I also believe that God always answers prayers, Cindy. How wonderful that your grandchildren have aa special relationship with Him...Christine

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  6. Amen and Amen, Sister! Encouraging words. Even in the midst of those prayers, "prayer with ceasing"... (continually..ongoing). Because Our Lord said "He will never leave us or forsake us." Agreeing with you today on this Word! Love ya!

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  7. We serve such a wonderful Lord, and He 'expects' us to have faith in Him. Love this devotion, it really spoke to my heart!

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  8. Cindy, this was a blessing today. It certainly spoke to me. God bless you and Happy Mother's Day.
    Ginger

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  9. Thank you for this wonderful post, Cindy! It gives HOPE! It lets us know that our visions can't be wrong if it's lined up with the Word of God. We pray and expect it to be!
    I've missed visiting your blog. I, too, have not blogged much, but lately I have posted some small things to where it doesn't take too much time. I miss blogging and I miss visiting, but there is just not much time. LOL..
    Here's to your health, Pretty Lady.
    Brenda
    Down Memory La La Lane

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy