A Word with You - Sept. 29, 2011


The Most Powerful Prayer You'll Ever Pray

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When you've been sick in bed for six weeks, you can get pretty desperate for things to do. That's probably why my wife spent so long just watching a frustrated lady bug one day during an illness. Well, my wife had been sick long enough to be at that point of desperation.

The kids and I were at a conference where I was speaking. I had booked it two years in advance and my wife insisted that we still should do it. It just so happened, unbeknownst to all of us, that all of my wife's closest friends were out of town that same weekend; nobody knew that was going to happen. So, she was struggling a little bit with her situation.

And then along came the ladybug. The ladybug was trying to climb up our bedroom window, and she came to a little metal strip. And my wife was watching this little drama play itself out. The ladybug tried to come at it from every direction. She couldn't get over that tiny little obstacle; even the most heroic efforts no matter how she approached it did not work. And my wife kept thinking, "Why can't you get over this little thing?" And then she tells how she began to see herself through God's eyes in a ladybug perspective. And then she tells me about the wonderful moments that followed.

schemes, none of your dreams, has done it. You've got your fingerprints all over everything from trying to make it happen. Now you're tired and frustrated and you're out of options. Are you ready for Me to take over?" Oh yeah, you've been praying about it, but maybe not the prayer of desperation; not the prayer of total surrender. Desperation: that's the heart condition with which God can do the most.

So get out of the way of what God wants to do through you. Sample His greatest power. It comes right after, "I give up." It could very well be the most powerful prayer you'll ever pray.

© (c) Ronald P. Hutchcraft
Distributed by Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc.

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