“Jesus replied, ‘This kind can come out only by prayer'” (Mark 9:29).
Kingdom ministry can only be done by kingdom power. Kingdom success won’t be the result of our efforts and strength.
Having said that, Kingdom ministry and success will not happen apart from the church and her saints.
How does this work?
Kingdom ministry and success is all about God. It’s his ministry. It’s his success. One of the keys to participating in God’s kingdom ministry is prayer. You cannot serve God and his kingdom without prayer.
Samuel Chadwick wrote, “The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayer less studies, prayer less ministry, prayer-less religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.”
The devil trembles when Christians pray because that’s when Christians take a back seat to the ownership and the authority of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides and directs. It’s not the leadership of men and women. It’s the leadership of the Holy Spirit. That’s a game changer.
Friends, are you praying for God’s ministry at the Little Church and Lakewoodgrace? If you won’t pray for the Little Church and Lakewoodgrace who on earth is?
Pray for God’s leadership. Pray that our pastors, session, board of deacons and members are submitted to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
John Bunyan wrote, “You can do more than pray after you have prayed. But you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.”