Continuation from the last post…
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As you get into the word and know the will, you begin to enforce them through prayer.
Remember, every time you see the will of God, you see it in line with prayer.
You don’t say what will be will be, no, God has made us caretakers, He has given us keys, authority to bind things on earth that will be bound in heaven.
Some of us are crying, God loves us but we are suffering.
Yes, God loves us but we will suffer if we do not enforce the will through prayers.
God has great plans for us, He loves us, He wants us to prosper, He wants us to excel but these won’t jump on us.
We have a duty to search these things out and enforce them through prayer.
Think about your life, what exists in heaven that you need to enforce through prayer in your life?
Before you take a decision, think, Lord, what is your will concerning this? What is heaven’s decision?
Someone is calling you, you tell your friends, “he is a nice guy oh, he load well”…
No, what is heaven saying about that? What is the will of God for that decision?
You got an email for an interview, what is heaven saying?
There is a will of God for your family and they won’t just jump on you.
Pastor Nat said, this is one of his greatest scriptures.
In those days, he would drive to Unilag, pray and pray in the Holy Ghost, “Lord fill me with the knowledge of your will”
One way to pray the will of God is through praying in tongues.
If you make a habit of praying in the Spirit and praying in the Holy Ghost, your life will play out the will of God.
An example? A guy is praying “Oh Father, I need a range rover, the new jaguar”
You are praying amiss…
You switch to the spirit and He says to God “Lord don’t mind him oh, he doesn’t need a jaguar now, if you give him a range rover, he will back slide. Yes, bless him but in 3years time, give him a bicycle, bicycle…”
When you have a bicycle, you maybe praying for a range but because God is the alpha and omega, he knows the range will take you away, he knows riding the bicycle will let you meet helpers on your path of destiny so he let’s it all play out that way and when you get a range you will understand why you didn’t get it before.
Pastor Nat talked about how when he was a young musician, he wanted to make waves. He used to practice all the time and afterwards, of course you will want to travel.
But at a time he gave up all he was doing in the secular world and started taking God seriously.
Now, after a while, his pastor wanted him to travel abroad but no way, no embassy gave him visa. He couldn’t understand why he would leave everything for god and still be denied visa but he still knew that “all things work together for the good of those who love God…”
He knew the Spirit was interceeding for him so he knew all things were working for good.
He knew God was with him, he still took decisions for God. Lagbaja would call him, come and play for us, he will say no, I am serving in church..
Requests were coming, but he would say no. But still no visa.
But years later, today, there’s too much invitations all over the world.
He realized years later that though he had given everything up for God then, yet, in God’s will and plan, he wasn’t yet matured enough for all that exposure. So God’s will was to take him through a season where he will mature in Him.
Every time you pray in the Spirit, you are praying heaven’s calendar over your life.
Right now, you have ample opportunity to lay down your life.
Who to marry, where to live…
People are filling everything fillable now, Canadian visa, American visa, all… but as you labor in the place of prayers, the Spirit begins to lead you.
A brother comes, the first thing you do is to go to God…
“Lord he is a nice guy, he gives me gifts and all and yes its your plan for me to marry but is he the right person? He is good but I need heaven’s plan for my life and Lord, the truth is I am liking this guy oh, but is he heaven’s plan for my life?”
And guess what? As you labor in prayers, next time you see the guy, that thing that looks like love disappears and you see him like a brother.
So when he comes with “the Holy Ghost says..”
You smile and tell him I like you but you are just my brother in Christ…
And he wrapped up with his wife’s story.
He knew that God had placed an anointing on his life and as he studied the document,(the Word) he saw that what brought anointed men down was women.
Eg, David. A man who loved God almost destroyed his destiny because of Bathsheba… Lions, Goliath couldn’t kill him but lust almost killed him.
So he began to pray heaven’s will upon his marriage, that he won’t miss it.
He was so serious then, he sowed 100k as a seed when mummy G.O came to city of David. He said, he wanted to sow a seed to show how serious he was. That God gave Daddy G.O mummy G.O and if she was a useless wife, Daddy G.O won’t be where he is today.
Someone came and he thought she was the one.
He was shooking his head there and God was just looking at him.
The person used to say “he was her light and salvation, coach..”
But one day she called and said it was over.
And he felt like his world crashed. He couldn’t place how a woman who worshiped him could break up with him but he also knew that a time would come when he would understand.
He talked about when Pharaoh released the Israelites and later, he was wondering about what he had done.
Same way, some of us are crying over things we have lost, opportunities missed, not knowing that it’s prayers of someone who’s laboring for us that’s working.
People that broke up with us almost at the altar and we are crying…
Later, the same people will come back to us and say I don’t know what happened, please forgive me…
That’s because the will of God prevailed, that’s the power of praying for the will of God in our lives.
And as he was crying about his failed relationship, heaven was saying “how can you settle for brass when I have gold for you”?
When he met his wife, he understood what happened.
He began to say, “Father bless the day the lady said that relationship is over”…
Now, he used marriage because we can relate to it but this applies to every area of our lives.
Some of us have suffered losses, not knowing that it is the will of God prevailing in our lives.
Or some of us are about to make mistakes because we are not praying.
We are about to take jobs that have nothing to do with God’s plans for our lives…
Now that we understand just how important this is, let’s pray…
Remember Jesus before you pray, some of us are struggling.
Before Jesus could say, nevertheless not my will but yours be done, he had gone to the garden to pray.
Some of you are struggling with some things, decisions that you need to make, some of you are in a cross road, you are not sure…
if you love yourselves, open your mouth and pray like never before…
Say, Lord, in my life let your will be done.
Know that this prayer might make some things come to a close in your life, some doors maybe closed, you may lose some opportunities, but let God’s will be done.
The Bible says there are many plans in the heart of a man but nevertheless, let only your counsel stand in my life.
Let your will be done in my life. Your plan is better than mine, your will be done in my life.
Before Jesus did the will of God, He prayed till drops of sweat became like drops of blood. Meaning he prayed with intensity.
Do you know what the will of God means?
Let your will be done means that you may have gotten a job from an interview you just had, the salary is large but it may not be the will of God.
After this prayer, that may not be God’s will for your life, you may get another call and they will say i’m sorry, no job.
But you lift your hands and say Father thank you.
Some relationships may break after this, the guy may call you and say I can’t do this anymore.
It maybe painful but glorious in the long run. The will of God is better in the long run.
Open your mouth and pray violently.
Say “Father, at all cost, let your will be done in my life”
If you want to manage your own course of life, then don’t pray.
Say Father “in this area of my life, in my ministry, in my career, in my marriage, let your will be done”
Lord I want your will.
Let your will be done in my will in the name of Jesus.
Pray in the Holy Ghost.
Say “Father I surrender my will, I surrender my requirements, I walk in your will for my life”.
Now, to receive something, you must let go of something.
One of the things he let go in his career was his jazz music. He was a jazz fanatic, almost lost himself in it.
And when he knew God was calling him into ministry, he had to let go of all that jazz aspirations to take up God’s will.
Some of us have specifications, the guy I want to marry must be this, the place I want to work must be this and God is just looking at you saying, when you finish, you will come.
Now, say “Father I surrender my will and I take up your will. Every plan I lay down at your altar. Your word says there are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless only the counsel of the Lord shall stand.
In this my life, only your counsel shall stand.”
Pray these prayers, pray in the Holy Ghost.
I surrender my specifications, I lay them down, I let them go. Only your will, for your will is best.
Lord I give you a clean slate, write on it.
I lay down every requirement, I take hold of your plans for me.
Lord, make me perfect and complete in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Pray Colossians 1:9 and Colossians 4:12, write them down, pray them all the time.
Pray them fervently, labor in prayers.
Pray for the perfect will of God for your life, not the permissive will.
Stand perfect and complete in all the will of God for your life, not that you are perfect in career but not perfect in marriage.
Pray today that Lord, I pray over my life, over Nigeria, that I (we will stand perfect and complete in all the will of God for my life, in all 100percent will of God for my life. God’s will regarding career, finance, accommodation… in the name of Jesus.
Begin to confess as a statement of faith “I stand perfect and complete in all the will of God for me.
Every step I take, in my career, ministry, marriage, accommodation, finace, I take them into the will of God for my life.
Thank you Jesus!
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I sincerely hope I didn’t lose you up there, if I did, please, take some time and go through this post again and pray along with it.
It is not something to be taken lightly. This is mostly what I did on my birthday this year and I still do from time to time. I listen to this Bible Study on my phone and just pray along most times.
And this is just a tip of the iceberg, we have mighty rhema messages like this all the time, in fact, the most important place I miss in Lagos is my church and I can’t wait for our international conference that will be coming up on December 4th-7th!
The theme is “thirsty”!
If your soul is thirsty for refreshment like mine is, if you long for God and want God to fill you, be there.
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Theresa DoghorNovember 26, 2014 at 11:06 am
My dear, I hate praying this kind of praying because when things start happening I will be like, God no, Or papa why do you do me like this?
But I also love praying this kind of prayers because the will of God is good to us and the best for us so I say in all of me and all that I am, let Your will prevail over all others including mine in Jesus name, amen
That said, I am waiting and God is standing with me.
Frances OkoroNovember 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm
As in Tessa, it’s a bit difficult to get to this point where you desire God’s will with all of your being, but it does pay…I struggled too but finally, God’s way is best..
And I can totally relate with when things start happening.lol.
We did this study on a wednesday and by saturday, someone who had been toasting me retreated, we had a serious small quarrel and that was it. Coincedence or the will of God?
Nothing happens in my life that’s a coincedence,thats for certain.
EstherNovember 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm
I prayed and will continue to , I don’t want anything that short of his will, no matter how I may hurt or be broken hearted.
Bless your heart for sharing Frances.
Frances OkoroNovember 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Yes Esther, I want God’s will with all of my heart too, no matter how painful it is, I will let go…and let Him take total control…
topazoNovember 27, 2014 at 10:23 am
Ephesians 5:10, 15, 17 (NLT)
“Carefully determine what pleases the Lord…so be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools but live like those who are wise…don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do”
Verse 17 in KJV reads “wherefore be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of God is”
I came across that scriptures some years ago, and it hit me hard. That year I just bought an NLT bible (i had always used KJV) and the way NLT said it touched me a lot.
Christians are not to be thoughtless! We are to act in accordance to the guidance and direction of the Holy Ghost. That’s why He was sent by the Father! So that our lives will be a life of purpose! That’s why He also helps us in prayers, that our prayers be in line with the will of God! That’s why John said “we know that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us”
Most Christians do not utilize the power and function of the Holy Ghost. He is here so that our lives can be meaningful. So when a Christian searches for meaning and purpose to life, he/she hasn’t really allowed the Holy Spirit chance to do His work.
My favorite scriptures is “everything works together for good to them that love God who are called according to His purpose”
Whenever things are not going my way, I remember this passage and begin to claim it. All things are working for good for me, God’s purpose for my life will be fulfilled! I ask Him to lead me into His will. Over the years He has been teaching me surrender..
I remember a major decision I took, what I wanted wasn’t what He wanted and it was a painful choice for me…i cried and asked why and wanted to know a lot of things…which He didn’t supply anyways though He hinted at it.
But the joy of surrender is so good…and He always knows best and wants the best for us. We have got to trust Him… i think that’s actually the crux of the matter, Trust.
Do we trust God enough to hand over our lives to Him? Do we trust that He has our best interest at heart and that ultimately everything will work for our good and we will get the best deal?
Frances OkoroNovember 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm
Thank you for a well thought out comment Topazo…
I do agree with you. Trusting God is the very crux of following His will.
Sometimes we are scared, fearful that God will discard what we want and give us something we hate. We are so afraid of letting go and letting Him be in the driver’s seat.
I have wept like you when I had to surrender before, it was totally painful but I realize time and time again that God isn’t stupid like me, He doesn’t work with emotions like I do, He is all knowing, so if He tells me to do something, He already knows the end and knows that it is glorious and will work for my good.
Having this in mind has always made my painful surrender easier to do.
I know that God has got this. He’s got this so I let go of my mortal mind and let His superior will take charge.
I pray we all find the grace to do this everytime and every aspect of our lives.
Thanks for stopping by.
Frances OkoroNovember 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm
Funny, me reply just disappeared.
Thank you for your well thought out comment Topazo.
I have struggled in tears like you before Topazo, struggle with God but knowing that God knows better and is all knowing makes it easier for me.i know my limited knowledge can only know so much but if God wants me to do something, He has seen that the end will be glorious already and knows it’s for the best. It’s hard but always pays…
The bigger question still is trust like you said.
We are scared most times but God knows, He is all knowing. I gave my own life to Him and no matter how hard I cry and rebel, I know better to let His will take over
I pray we all find the grace to Let God come in total control and relegate what our humans minds can give to us to the background.
SaltNovember 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm
Anytime I visit a blog, I go expectant trusting to hear something that will inspire me, challenge me or even just make me smile. Today, I got confirmation. For the past two weeks or so, that has been my chief prayer. Lord, keep me in the center of your will. Coming here, I see that I am on the right path with that prayer. All things will work out in my favour. I may not see it yet but God is a Promise Keeper.
Frances OkoroNovember 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm
I am so glad I beat laziness to write this post ma, I am so glad it is a confirmation of prayers you have been praying for a while…
God can never fail us, He is working..He is working it all out for our good 🙂
kennyDecember 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm
Thank you so much for these message pastor nath. Can’t stop reading. Learnt a lot here today, similar to what my pastor preached on sunday.And have also decided to name my next bible card game.’THE WILL OF GOD instead of the promises of God.
Frances OkoroDecember 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm
@Kenny..i am glad you learnt a lot here today..we can never go wrong with praying for the will of God and making it a priority in our lives…
TomekJuly 19, 2017 at 12:18 am
Thank You for a lot of hope I pray for gods will with hope He will answer, greetings from Poland Jesus Our savior
Frances OkoroJuly 24, 2017 at 10:38 am
God bless you Tomek. God will surely hear your prayers.
Welcome! Its great to have you here..