Is This God at Work?

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Dear Mentor,


I feel that the Lord has been stirring in my heart to become more of a prayer warrior. As I have shared this with a few friends, I am surprised at the number of people that seem to be sensing the same thing. Do you think God is up to something right now?


                                               Signed, Timidly Hopeful


Dear Timidly Hopeful,


You are definitely onto something. God isn’t just stirring this desire in your heart. He is doing this in many, many hearts around the world. Think of it. The One Who knows the future is drawing His people to take part in the restoration plan that He has had in mind from the beginning.


There have been days, which may come again, in which there was a famine for the Word of the Lord (Amos 8:11). He rarely spoke and revealed Himself infrequently (1 Samuel 3:1).


But right now, He is actively calling His people back to Himself. More so that even just a few years ago. He desires to reveal what He is about to do to you, so that you can have the exhilaration of watching your prayers answered before your very eyes (Amos 3:7).


Spiritual interest, whether toward prayer or toward His Presence, is never stimulated solely within the individual (John 6:44). A desire toward the Presence of prayer is always a signal that He is working within you (Philippians 2:13). Stop wondering what He is about to do. Know that He is energetically organizing His plan for this specific time and He has called you to get in on it! Isn’t that amazing?


The encouraging thing about His calling right now is that we don’t have to feel alone like Elijah did (1 Kings 19:10). Wherever we share this burden, we will find someone else who is also sensing the same call. Just yesterday for instance, Anne Graham Lotz finished up a 7-day call to national prayer.


Rejoice! It’s not that you decided to select Him, but God has especially pinpointed you. He has chosen and appointed you that whatever you ask in His Name, He will grant you (John 15:16). Seek Him while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6). Run to the One Who is always making intercession for His people and ask Him how you can join Him in those prayers (Hebrews 7:25). Be silent before Him and find your delight in Him, so that you can be ready to watch His desires fulfilled through each prayer you pray (Zephaniah 1:7; Psalm 37:4).


With fear and trembling, I’m in with you. Let’s do this.
                                            Grace and peace, Your Mentor