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.