Day 20 (via @markbatterson)

You are only one prayer away from a totally different life.  One prayer can completely change your external reality, your internal reality. One prayer can completely change your destiny, change history.  Do you believe that? Then pray like it. In the words of Walter Wink: “History belongs to the intercessors.”

Prayer is the difference…

…between you fighting for God and God fighting for you

…between the best you can do and the best God can do

…between letting things happen and making things happen

…between coincidence and providence

…between impotence and omnipotence

…between impossible and possible

One prayer makes all the difference in the world.

Fourteen years ago I prayed one prayer that has made all the difference in the world.  I was standing next to my father-in-law’s casket.  His death came as a shock because he was in the prime of life, the prime of ministry.  Why God took him home I still don’t understand.  In my grief, I felt prompted to pray a very simple prayer: “Give me a double portion of his anointing.”  I don’t think I even knew exactly what I was asking for. I just knew I wanted an increased anointing so I could honor his legacy, just like Elisha. Fourteen years later, to the day, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that He has answered that prayer.  My double portion? It’s a double anointing to pastor and write. I’ve often said that I feel as called to write as I do to pastor, but it took fourteen years for me to realize that God has answered that one prayer with a double portion, a double anointing, a double calling. That one prayer has made all the difference in the world.

Prayer is the difference

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