Prayer begins in faith but faith is not simply a claim to the truth. Faith is not simply a verbal acknowledgment. Faith requires action. It requires a response in our lives. We could say that we are free from the bondage of sin and death all we want but faith that is alive requires us to get out of the prisons we've been freed from. It's my hope that whoever is reading this, if you have been praying and drawing closer to God, repenting of sin and experiencing spiritual breakthrough in your homes, it is time to gather your brothers and sisters in Christ and call your friends to join you in prayer.
Through whatever you are going through at this time, it's my prayer that God is revealing to us the weaknesses of our flesh, the faults of our faith, and the deficiency of our fervor and through that lead us to a surrender to God. God's greatest aim is for us to turn to him during this hour. Because God desires to restore our wasted years. All our regrets, all our mistakes, all our sufferings. Everything. In fact, this was his desire for us before all this and it will be his desire after all this as well.
God gives an incredible promise to those who abide: "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you" (John 15:7). We coincide this with what psalmist says in Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart" and we realize that when you delight completely in the Lord, He plants the right desires in your heart. Abiding in Christ means He becomes our desire and his desires become ours.