How do you put together a solid petition, one that is in line with the will of God? You may be crying today, “Oh God change me!”, He will never change you. You may be saying, “I have submitted!”. You have already submitted when you got born again. So what should you do? Simply allow Him to help you!
Do you at times feel that life is so unfair, so many burdens, too many cares? Worst still is that people who are so close to you, pass by not knowing your pains or challenges? You wonder how you can tell them and how do you explain? But do you know that Jesus has promised that He’ll always be with you and that He’ll never leave you?
In Genesis 32:24-26, an angel of God wrestled with a man called Jacob and the angel couldn’t prevail against Jacob. How did that happened? Jacob petitioned God. He presented his arguments. He allowed God to help him.
I want to encourage you to take His hand and walk with Him today. His yolk is easy and His burden is light. Allow Him to carry this load you bare. Let him help you, for everything will work out right. Learn to trust and depend on Him, He won’t let you down. He’ll keep you strong, and plant your feet on solid ground!
Like Jacob, learn to present your petitions today. You must begin to bring forth your strong arguments and work out your own miracles.
Here is a quick guide:
First: Roll up your sleeves and dig into the written Word. Find scriptures that apply to your situation and make those the foundation for your petition.
Second: Get on your knees and consult with the Holy Spirit. Let Him help you develop your petition in detail. The best way to do that is to spend time praying in other tongues (Rom. 8:26-27). Expect God to reveal things from His heart to yours. He wants you to know His will. So while you’re praying, listen!
Last of all, write it down. Make a formal written request by writing down every scripture you found. Also, as you’re listening to the Holy Spirit for the details, write down the impressions and ideas He gives you.
Take your time. Let the Spirit develop your prayer. Let the truth He reveals to you settle in and begin to work in you. Get your petition firmly in mind, then when you’re ready, present it to God.
Believe me, He’ll be listening. 1 John 5:14-15 says, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him”.
Always remember that broken things can become blessed things if you let God do the mending. He can work even through our brokenness. Smile, things are working out together for your good. You may not see it now, but just know God is directing you.
Stay the course and on purpose!