Our perspective changes everything. God has a different perspective of our circumstances than we do. With God there is always more going on in the Spirit realm than meets the natural eye. We need a perspective shift in our prayer lives because once our perspective shifts we notice the incredible things that are happening. We must remove barriers, declare God’s truth and ask the Lord to open our eyes.
“Then Elisha prayed, ‘O LORD open his eyes and let him see?’ The LORD opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.”
2 KINGS 6:17(NLT)
You can look at a problem from the bottom, from halfway up, or from the top (God’s
perspective). How can prayer help you shift your perspective?
Share a time when God delivered to you in the supernatural what seemed
impossible in the natural.
Are fear, doubt, or anxiety keeping you from seeing things from God’s perspective?
Discuss some ways to overcome these barriers, such as speaking truth from the Bible over yourself.
Talk about a situation that you did not see from God’s perspective until he opened
your eyes to let you see the problem or the person the way He sees them.
Think about those areas that loom large like a mountain blocking your path. Ask God to give you His perspective about that situation and to open your eyes to His truth for you.
This week, begin to involve God in your daily life. Whether it is a conversation with a family member or a workplace activity, give God a place in everything you do so that you may become more aware of His presence and His voice.
Sometimes it seems like God is on a completely different timeline than we are. When it feels like our prayers aren’t being answered according to our timeline, there is a great hope ahead of us because God is always doing something greater on an even bigger timeline. The power is in God’s growing of the seed, not in the sower. If we all pray in unity today, unimaginable things will happen in the future.
“It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”
1 CORINTHIANS 3:7
Have you ever thought God was on a different time table than you? How did His supernatural power and timing create an even better outcome than you were praying for?
We are living in a time of renewal, in thanks to the seeds that were sown by the previous faithful generation. In what ways do you see the fruits of those prayers today?
Has there been a time during which you prayed faithfully for someone did not know Jesus? Describe how God moved in that situation.
The power of prayer is in the seed that is planted, not in the sower. We can’t make things happen, but God can. Discuss a time when you had to pray about a situation and then step aside to let God handle it.
We can easily put God in a box with the expectations of how we think He should do things. Repent of any expectations you may have limited Him to, and express your trust in God and His timeline.
Read Paul’s prayers in Ephesians 1:17-19 and 3:17-20 and begin to pray these prayers over yourself this week. Ask the Lord to also help identify ways to increase your faith and knowledge of who He is and incorporate at least one of these ways into your daily routine.