Thursday, May 2, 2013
“I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years…” (Isaiah 38:5b)
It’s wonderful when you receive a word from the Lord that says “You will be blessed!” or “Your family will be saved!” But, how do you feel when God speaks to you, whether through a prophet or through His word and He says: “You are going to die”? Not as exciting, I would imagine! Well, that was the word delivered to Hezekiah, while he was on his sickbed. Through the prophet Isaiah, God told Hezekiah that his days on the earth were numbered. Wonder what Hezekiah’s response was?
Hezekiah did not call his prayer partner, nor did He run straight to the pastor – Hezekiah went straight to God! In prayer, He reminded God (as if it were possible for God to forget!) that He lived his life for God and walked in obedience to His commands. As God had a great purpose for Hezekiah and for His people Israel, He chose to extend Hezekiah’s life by 15 years and deliver the people from their enemies. Hezekiah prayed and God changed things around for Him! What an example of the power of prayer!
Do you know the power of your prayer?
Do you know that God wants to change things around for you, but He’s waiting for you to open your mouth and verbally agree with His perfect will and purposes for you? As Hezekiah declared, let this be your cry today: “The Lord was ready to save me; therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments, all the days of our life, in the house of the Lord!” This is the time to pray! This is the time to seek God! This is the time to get your praise on! Hold on tight! You change is coming!