There was a time I needed to forward the manuscript of my forthcoming book to a highly respected role model. Getting her phone number was pretty straightforward, so was getting her email address.
After attaching my manuscript to a short email and sending it, you can imagine my surprise the next day when my role model told me that she didn’t receive the mail.
I resent the mail. Three times.
That was the point that I discerned that my recipient had a kind of ‘Prioritizing Software’. You see, that application controlled the flow of emails into my recipient’s inbox in order of priority.
My point is this: There was no way my recipient would see the email I sent until she tweaked her settings to place mails from me on the high priority list.
Now, this revelation got me meditating.
Could there really be a spiritual ‘Prioritizing Application’ that regulates the time it takes for us to receive the manifestations of our prayer requests?
Matthew 7:7 says,
‘Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you’
Yet, it is obvious that many believers are asking, seeking and knocking, without seeing the desired manifestations.
In the order of the kingdom, God’s Word has the highest priority level!
In so many different aspects of the Bible, you’d find out the premium that is placed on the Word is very high. So high that God’s ranks His Word above His Name (Psalms 138:2). And just in case you’ve forgotten, everything created is subject to the Name of Jesus. Yet, God prefers you standing on His Word rather than you religiously shouting Jesus’ Name seven times while praying!!!
Yet, when many pray, they do not pray Word-based prayers. James 4:3 explains better,
‘Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts’
Whenever you pray selfish, lust-based prayers, they are all heard by God. He recieves them. The prayer gets before the throne of grace!
But such prayers are ranked very low in terms of Kingdom priorities.
On the other hand, if you want your prayer to be ranked high on Heaven’s priority lists, all you have to do is to find out what God has to say about your situation, and let that form the basis of your prayers.
Instead of you praying, ‘Father, please make me prosperous, rich and famous, in Jesus’ Name’…you can personalize Psalms 92:12 by saying, ‘I shall florish like a palm tree. I shall be fruitful and prosperous in anything I lay my hands to do. I shall fulfil purpose. Everything that God has put into me shall manifest. In Jesus’ Name I’ve prayed’.
I’ve come to realize that the entire world was created by God’s Words and is held in place by the integrity of His Word (Hebrews 1:3).
God’s Word is laced with integrity and the day He says something He doesn’t mean, the whole world would self-destruct!
When you use God’s Word to pray, you are sure of seeing the manifestations of your desired results. God’s Words are infallable and prayers laced with His Words are fail-proof!
Are you in a tight scenario where you need God to come through?
Get into the Word, and get into God’s high priority list as you pray God’s perspective about your situation into manifestation.