Have you ever wondered why you don’t get more answers in your prayers? Sometimes it is due to a lack of follow up! Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord. thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”
God planned your days before you were even born, but the enemy does everything he can to thwart those plans. The Lord wrote everything in His word to restore everything to its proper order. As we believe it and confess it, it literally begins to become reality.
Some people believe or a lot of things but don’t see the manifestation. That could be because they are believing, which is good, but they are not following up their belief with speaking. Declaring your vision is an intrinsic part of seeing it come to pass. Writing it on a prayer board, confessing scriptures out of a book and inserting your name in there, both of these methods create a great follow up to what you are praying for and brings the vision to the forefront as you speak it.
You may see some results to your prayers but speaking out the vision puts the cayenne pepper into the enchiladas. Put your mouth into your heart for His service. Oftentimes people call those things as they see them instead of how God sees them and then don’t get any results and can’t figure out why. We won’t see positive results in our daily lives if we constantly talk negatively. Remember, whatever you are speaking,, you are calling for. You call the dog and you expect him to come to you (especially if you have a treat in your hand!). But when you call for other things, either positively or negatively, you can also expect that to come to you. Words are like containers, they can carry creative or destructive power. So watch what you are saying!!
I remember in the 80ties I kept calling for a son after having two daughters when we were pastoring our first church in Santa Barbara. We would call out his name in front of the whole congregation. People would shake their heads and laugh, but several years later when we transitioned into a traveling ministry and were living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, David made his appearance. It seemed unlikely I would give birth at the age of 41, and one obstetrician said to consider aborting him (I quickly changed doctors!). But I knew what we had prayed and called for the Lord would deliver. And He did!
Making Room For The Anointing,
Keith & Mary