Daily Devotional – 7/7/16 “Prostrate Prayer!”

You know, it’s good to just take some time and rest; every now and then. I took a few days of vacation from work and although they were much needed, I still didn’t rest completely. However, a friend told me that sometimes God needs us to rest in Him. Yea, sometimes we need to take some time and lay prostrate (flat out on our face) in prayer and worship with God. Not at church on Sunday morning, not at bible study or prayer meeting and not even at revival but in a quiet place where you can hear from Him and He can hear from you. Every now and again, we have to do this. You may not see it but the enemy is getting more aggressive in his tactics. He’s pitting children against parents, spouses against one another, members against pastor and friends against friends. It’s not that he has changed his game but we’re still falling for the same plays. So now, in order to defeat him at his game, God has to call out new plays for us to carry. And in order to hear the play, we’ve got to be quiet long enough. This is why we have to lay out, prostrate, in submission and total surrender to God. Why do you think God speaks to us in our dreams? It’s because it’s then we aren’t talking, worrying nor busy.

Prostrate

I don’t know about you but with everything going on in the world, we need; no we have to take time in worship with God. This way you’ll be able to handle what you’re up against, you’ll be capable of seeing things clearer and stronger to withstand. See, when you go before God, prostrate in prayer, you’re releasing everything to Him. This is why you have to go in with a clear mind and open ears in order to be able to hear and with the sole purpose of worshiping, praying and letting go. Then when you get up, you’ll do so with the faith that what you’ve released will be handled. In the bible, Numbers 20:6 says, “Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the LORD appeared to them.” It says in Genesis 17:3, “Abram fell facedown, and God said to him…” What I need you to see is, God shows up when you lie down and God will show up in your surrendering. Beloved, it’s not because you are in a place of giving up but it’s because you’re in a place of worship to give it over. So, take your struggles, desires; your all to God and trust Him to do what you need. And please note, do it when you have the time to actually devote yourself to Him because I’ve found that a few minutes with God can turn into an hour. Trust God enough to lay prostrate before Him in prayer and worship.

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