The Thing You Don’t Need & The Things You Already Have

You don’t need resources to help make others’ dreams come true.

Have you ever wanted to buy someone a gift but didn’t have the money to afford the gift?  If you’re a parent, I’m sure you can relate to this feeling and it’s one that does not feel good.

I have a friend who is desperately searching to find their purpose in life.  He’s young and full of talent but the opportunities aren’t coming as fast as he would like them to come.  A few weeks ago, he took a leap of faith to move to another country in search of work and opportunities.  When he first arrived things seemed to be going well; he was having fun, he was meeting new people and enjoying all of his travels abroad.  However, one day the fun seemed to come to an abrupt end when he began to apply for various positions. Suddenly, there were no openings and he is currently struggling to find work.

I speak to my friend often and during each conversation I try to encourage him but I often walk away wishing I could do more. “If only I had more money to give. If only I knew someone in that country that could hire him.  If only I knew more people.”  All of these thoughts raced through my mind until this weekend when God spoke to my heart and said “you don’t need resources to help make others’ dreams come true.”

When I heard that small still voice in my spirit, a wave of calmness came over me. God reminded me of two scriptures to confirm his word to me.

  1. Your prayers availeth much (James 5:16)
  2. Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am with them. (Matthew 18:20)

We often forget the power of our prayers but they carry more resources than any physical thing on earth.  The word avail means to produce or result in a benefit.  Therefore, our prayers carry the power to produce the thing we desire.  Next, when we pray with another person or stand in agreement with their prayers, God promises to come right there.  Together that means, not only do your prayers produce the thing you’re believing for, but they also invite God to join in on your prayers too.  Wow, my prayers really do all of that? Yes, my friend they do. =)

Though you may lack the resources in the physical, your prayers can produce them.

Your prayers can make heaven rain down resources.  Your prayers can cause God to transform resources into lifelong blessings.  You may not have the money or the connections but you do have a connection to God through prayer.  You have a connection to God’s abundant supply through prayer.

You may think you need physical resources to bless someone and make their dreams come true but you don’t.  You have a mouth that can speak God’s promises.  You have a mind that can believe God’s promises for provision and favor.  You have a heart that can be led by faith if you determine to let God’s Word lead it.  Every resource you need is in your mouth, and when you speak the Word of God the resources rain down.

Be encouraged to believe God for every need.

Reflection: What do I need that I don’t yet have?

Homework: Write your list of needs and begin to pray over it every day or a few times a week.  Next, find scriptures that promise God’s provision such as “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).  Recite the scripture each time you pray over your needs.

Prayer: God thank you providing everything that I need. Thank you for promising to supply every resource that my friends and family need today and in the future.  I believe in you.  Today I submit my list of needs to you in faith knowing that I will see them come to pass in the natural.  Thank you for being faithful to your word.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Love,

~ETE

=)

2 Comments
  • Roselyn
    February 18, 2014

    I think about a week ago I was telling myself, God has a plan and a Will for us all, so then we could tell ourselves he already has it planned out so no need to ask. Thinking through this, though he has everything planned out we still need to go to him in prayer for those plans to come to pass else we will be weak in spirit and wander off his track.Prayer indeed is a powerful resource to unlocking every area in our life. Thank God for allowing and listening to prayers of intercession reading the story of Daniel 9:17 “O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary.18 “O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open your eyes and see our despair. See how your city—the city that bears your name—lies in ruins. We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy.19 “O Lord, hear. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.” He interceded for the people of Jerusalem and God answered his prayer through Gabriel in verse 23 “The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God. Listen carefully so that you can understand the meaning of your vision”. Though you can’t financially or physically help your friend as you want to, as you are praying for him like Daniel did, I believe God will send him a Gabriel which or who will answer the prayers you are laying before The Lord on his behalf.God is just waiting for us to trust him and ask him our request, he not only answers our personal prayers but he also answers the petitions we put in for others. The same way he heard Daniel’s prayer is the same way he is waiting and ready to answer us when we pray to him.Thank you for reminding us on the power of prayer!!!

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      February 18, 2014

      Amen Rozzy =) Like the Word says “we have not because we ask not.” Many times, our act of asking is the key to receiving what we’ve been longing for. The scriptures you’ve shared are great examples of how God can even use others to answer our prayers. Well, I’m off to do homework assignment =) Love you!

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