One of the biggest differences lately in my time with the Lord has been my prayer life. It is just different. It is longer, there is a little more passion and I am believing who God says I am which gives me more power in my prayer. I do however have a long ways to go and that is okay.
There are several scenes in the chosen where Jesus is praying. He’s not on his knees beside his bed He’s not sitting at the table with his hands folded, He’s just standing praying and looking to the heavens. What I see is passion. Think back to The Passion of the Christ and when He’s in the garden and He’s praying…… it’s extremely intense.
I can’t help but Wonder if the reason He is so passionate and many times intense, is because He knows without a shadow of a doubt who He is.
He knows He is being heard and answered. Have you ever prayed so intensely that you thought that you were going to be sweating drops of blood? I am pretty sure that if I am in a foxhole and bullets are flying over my head that I will be praying very intensely. But I also wonder when I’m home and in my quiet spot, am I just praying or do I need to be praying intensely? Does the way I pray have anything to do with me believing who God says I am? Am I believing in the authority that’s been placed on me? Am I constantly yielded to the power of the Holy Spirit that lives in me?
Luke 22.44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
How effective will your prayer be when you know who you are in Christ?
Gal 3:13 — Gal 3:14
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.