March 31, 2017

We live in an immediate culture. If you’re hungry, you can go through a drive-through and have a hot meal in under five minutes, or simply heat something up in your microwave for thirty seconds and you’re good to go. If you want to buy something online, you can have it shipped to you overnight. If you want a piece of information, Google is at your fingertips. What has this taught us? That if we want something, we have the tools we need to get it as soon as possible. Gone are the days where you had to go to a library and read an encyclopedia in order to find out the random fact you were pondering earlier that day! I bet some of you reading this don’t even remember what the world was like before the internet and smartphones!

In this beautiful time that the church is in I’ve noticed that sometimes even we can succumb to expecting immediacy when it comes to praying for healing and asking God for miracles. I think it’s a beautiful problem to have—the fact that we’ve learned to pray, believe God for a healing, and see Him do it right there in front of our very eyes—but have we learned to manage ourselves in the midst of favor, a culture of revival, and seeing miracles increase when we don’t see a prayer immediately answered? The truth is that we don’t always get what we want exactly when we want it. Check out this week’s flashback Friday video for more:

We must choose to believe God for miracles even when we’re not seeing them happen immediately, and base our faith on God’s character over the emotions that may come in the waiting. Do you know how to pray and not lose heart while you persevere for your breakthrough? I want to encourage you to align your spirit  with who God says He is, and speak that over the mountain you’re facing today. I’d love to hear what you’re going to do to persevere in the comments!

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