I watched a friend’s Vlog yesterday and she shared about how she was all out for people who have laid hold on their promises while she awaited hers, and this reminded me of a post I wrote sometimes in 2016 about praying for others, I’m sharing it below.
But before you jump right into the post, I will like to say that whatever you make happen for others, God will equally make happen for you.
Life is a seed and sometimes, we usually feel some seeds are not worth sowing but that’s not true, every seed carries in it fruits and harvest, however, this seed can be in any form, it could be monetary, gifts, service, an act of kindness, words of encouragement, prayers, listening ears, even a smile and while it takes some seeds a short time to produce harvest, it takes some seeds a long time to bring harvest but the good news is, no matter how long your seed takes to produce fruits, harvest is certain and harvest is always bigger than the amount of seed sown. 😉
So, to the post first written in 2016…
Over time, I’ve come to understand better the power of praying for others even when you think they don’t deserve your prayers.
It might sound weird but our prayers and personal requests are easily met when we refuse to pray about them and intentionally pray for others instead. It works like fire, I’ve seen and heard of numerous testimonies about it.
There was this revelation I got recently (2016) about going on your knees for others, as you pray for that unlovable person who has never for once shown you love, you begin to grow in love because you can’t even pray for someone except there’s an iota of love within you, even if it’s the love of God, lol!
So, as you pray for that rude and troublesome neighbor, colleague or friend of yours, you grow in love, patience, and kindness.
The essence is that the fruit of the Spirit is grown in us as we stay in the place of prayer for others and once the fruit of Spirit is in place in our lives, the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit will then make a lot of sense and most especially to unbelievers around us.
Mind you, prayer doesn’t only change the ones we are standing in the gap for but the effect of it first begins with us, and that’s one of the major efficacies of prayer, it changes us, it transforms us, and makes us feel better and stronger.
When we allow love and passion for souls to drive us on our knees, more sons and daughters will be raised to God as a result of it!… ‘The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].’ James 5:16b
So like I’ve always done and heard a friend said she did also, I encourage you to sow into whatever thing you’re trusting God for, whatever you’ve seen Him done in the lives of others that your desire, as I mentioned earlier, seeds could be in any form.
And if you find yourself being weary like I was sometimes ago, you’re not alone but keep at it, as we were encouraged in Ecclesiastes 11:6 to keep on sowing our seed, for we never know which will grow—perhaps it all will.
Also, remember, God is forever faithful and the rewards will come if we faint not.
‘So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.’ Galatians 6:9
Keep Flourishing! 💋