A friend gave me a sign that I have hanging in a prominent place in my house, it reads,
"GOD ANSWERS KNEE MAIL."
The power of prayer has marked my life.
I have seen God's hand move in difficult circumstances, people healed, lives changed, hearts changed, the ordinary become extraordinary, a little become a lot and just an aimless day turn into one of purpose because of prayer to the Almighty God.
Moses was a man of prayer. Read this in Exodus 33:
7" Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the "tent of meeting." Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses. 10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to his tent. 11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent."
Moses knew that he could not lead people without the direction that God had to give him. He didn't even try. If we look closely we see and can shout from our rooftop :
We have to make an intentional decision to be alone with God.
We have to have a designated place (hopefully quiet).
In that place we have to seek the face of God and no one else.
Moses is an example to us of the power that we can all receive from time with God. This scripture says that Moses talked to God as a man talks to a friend. He didn't read from a book, recite a memorized prayer or ask someone else to talk to God for Him. He spoke to God face to face. Is it possible that we are missing power and direction in our life because we are not consciously turning to the only ONE that can give it.?
The Bible tells us that Moses not only talked to God as a friend but He found favor with God. Who of us is not looking for favor? If you are trying to do something to earn God's favor, please stop and just seek His face through prayer. See what happens and then share it with the rest of us. I know that you will know a peace and power that you have never known before.
I have to start my day with prayer, end my day with prayer and saturate every minute in between with prayer because I have learned that without prayer my life is powerless.
God does Answer Knee Mail.
I am praying for you.