June 30, 2015
One of the greatest invitations to prayer ever given to anyone was when Jeremiah was in prison for preaching the truth. God reached into his prison cell with both a command and an invitation.
Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3)
Prayer Is a Command
God takes the initiative: “Call unto Me.” Jesus said, “Men ought always to pray.” Paul said, “Pray without ceasing.” God says to Jeremiah, “Call Me!”
Have you ever had an important person give you their unlisted number and say, “Call me”? That’s a great privilege. God did just that with Jeremiah. And in this verse He offers us His private number saying, “Call Me.”
There’s not one of us who cannot contact heaven. Never say in a situation, “There’s nothing I can do.” You can pray. It’s our greatest source of untapped power!
Every failure in our lives is a prayer failure. There’s no sin that proper prayer would not have avoided, no need prayer cannot meet. Note this well: your spiritual life will never rise above your prayer life. We must learn to pray—and then pray. A dozen seminars on prayer are worthless if you don’t pray. I want to share 10 lessons I’ve learned about prayer.
Remember the all-powerful Person you’re praying to. Jeremiah realized, “…Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power…there is nothing too hard for Thee: Thou showest lovingkindness unto thousands…the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is His name.” Jeremiah 32:17-18
God can do anything He wishes. There’s no prayer too hard for God to answer, no problem too big to solve, no person too lost to save, no promise too difficult to keep. Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God.
Prayer is your guided missile. It can be fired from any spot. It travels undetected at the speed of thought. It hits the target every time. And if you don’t see the answer right away, remember it can have delayed detonation. Satan has no defense against your prayers. There is no anti-prayer missile.
God promises, “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not”—things exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think.