I know that you, like I, have looked back over life and thought about certain things we should have done all along. We know we need to save money in case of an emergency. We know that certain things produce certain results. I was reminded by Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle how important prayer is.
I know that many of you are thinking, “Duh!” The truth is that we don’t spend nearly enough time praying and trusting God. We have financial needs, yet we worry and don’t pray. We have a family crisis, yet we take matters into our own hands and don’t pray because we think we can fix it. I know someone can relate.
The Brooklyn Tabernacle is a praying church. Jim Cymbala does not possess the education to pastor that church, but he understands the power of God and prayer. He knows he can’t but God can. His wife can’t read music but arranges it for their choir. The power of prayer is demonstrated once again. The testimonies from that church are countless.
What God has done there can be a reality in your life. You can pray and believe and watch God do the miraculous. You can learn to praise God for promises that He will fulfill but you don’t see it yet. Do what you should have done all along. Stop looking for something great when you aren’t willing to do the basic things like pray, study Scripture, exercise faith, tell others about Jesus, etc. It’s time to move forward in obedience and watch God do mighty things in and around us.