Have you been praying about something for a long time?
I want to encourage you today to keep asking. Do not give up on the promises of God for your life! Pray until you get a breakthrough! Declare God’s word over your circumstances! Praise your way into victory!
I was reading the story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4:8-37. In the story the Shunammite woman was barren but Elisha prophesied she would have a son. When her son was a child, he suddenly became sick and died. Instead of just accepting this tragedy, the Shunammite woman laid her son on Elisha’s bed and ran to find Elisha. On her way there when anyone asked ‘Is it well with you?’ she replied ‘It is well’. She told Elisha that she would not leave him. I believe she would not take no for an answer. She was not going to accept this outcome as the final word on her promise; her son.
Just like the Shunammite woman, you may feel like your promise has died or that it has taken so long to come that you feel like giving up. Well, I want to encourage you today to contend for the promise! Do not take less than what God has promised you!
Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Jesus said in Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you .
Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
I found it interesting that the Shunammite woman did not tell people her son had died. I believe that our words have power, and it is important to declare God’s word over our situation and not the enemy’s word. It is so easy to say negative things when we feel disappointed or feel that our promise is delayed or even hopeless, but determine today to only declare the word of God over your situation.
Psalm 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand.
I encourage you to praise and worship God. There is power and breakthrough in praise and worship!
When you get into the presence of God, you are changed. Your focus is on Jesus. You get a new perspective.
Praise is a weapon! It is powerful! Begin to worship and praise God until you get into His presence. He will refresh you and strengthen you in His presence.
The Shunammite woman received her son healed and whole. He was raised from the dead! I believe that God is restoring your hope and expectation as you read this. Do not give up! Keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking! Your promise is coming! Keep contending for your promise!