TOPIC: PRAYER GOES WITH ACTION
Memory verse:-"He spent the night there, and from what he had with him he selected a gift for his
brother Esau: two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and
twenty rams, thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty
female donkeys and ten male donkeys. He put them in the care of his servants, each herd
by itself, and said to his servants, "Go ahead of me, and keep some space between the
herds.” He instructed the one in the lead: "When my brother Esau meets you and asks,
‘To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and who owns all these animals in
front of you?’ then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift
sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us.’”
He also instructed the second, the third and all the others who followed the herds: "You
are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him. And be sure to say, ‘Your
servant Jacob is coming behind us.’” For he thought, "I will pacify him with these gifts
I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.” So Jacob’s
gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.”
Prayer is not just a communication between God the supreme one and man his Child. But it is a weapon to destroy the devil’s devices, key to open doors of opportunities and a tool to break the unbreakable. Prayer must always go with action-action of faith and of deeds.
When we pray we have to believe in it and walk the prayer as well as watch the prayer. The prayer should be under our watch so that we will know that it is fulfilled or not. When Jacob prayed knowing that the battle is the Lord’s, he also walked the prayer by putting forth measures (gifts showing his humility to Esau) that could calm his brother Esau who was waiting to destroy him. After, he was watching the prayer by looking at what might happen to the herds he had sent.
God has given us the ability to pray, common sense to work with through our prayers and the wisdom to accomplish the direction from the Bible and the prayers.
Prayer:-pray for direction to accomplish God’s destiny for your life
pray for humility
What to meditate on:
Are humility and timidity the same, what are the differences?