Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
“At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved”. Daniel 9:36
“Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words”. Daniel 10:12
“And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage”. Daniel 10:19
The key to having power with God in prayer is having established and nurtured an intimate relationship with Him. The foundation and prerequisite for a right relationship with God is always faith in Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, intimate communion with God never leaves off being the priority of the true seeker. God’s reward for such holy persistence is answered prayer.
When I got my most recent cellular phone, the service representative led me through an initial exercise that enabled the phone to recognize my voice. Even after several months, if I am to be successful using this feature I must speak clearly without noise distraction because the phone is sensitive to my voice and my voice alone.
In a like manner, we must develop such a habit of prayer where there is a mutual recognition of speech–God hearing and recognizing our voice and we in turn recognizing Him speak softly to our hearts without the melee of competing noises and distractions all around us. Why did Jesus often retire away from the multitude to be alone with God the Father? So that He might hear clearly the unmistakable voice from on High. And the Father would recognize the voice of the Son immediately and bless His soul through answers to His prayers.
Do you recognize the Divine Voice? Has He become accustomed to hearing your voice?