What gives me great joy is writing about the things of God and talking about His grace and abundant mercies. I am content talking about Jesus Christ and His love. Matthew 6:33 says, seek the kingdom of God first, and everything else will be added to it.
In retrospect, I did it the other way round.
I sought everything else and wanted God to bless them. What a misdirected notion!
When they didn’t work out, I couldn’t understand why. I was tired and even fed up.
God is not a rubber stamp – He doesn’t endorse everything.
I finally got to that place where I realized that a man’s gift makes room for him and places him in front of great men (Proverbs 18:16).
So, what do I mean by getting my groove back?
There were days when I didn’t feel like praying or even reading my Bible. I wasn’t led to read anything. Blank. Nothing.
Yet people were waiting to receive a fresh Word and God in His infinite mercies deemed me fit to deliver His messages.
I needed to get my groove back (get back in the swing of things; stir up my prayer life; become me again) but somehow it wasn’t happening fast enough.
During those periods, words failed me and I just didn’t feel like doing anything. I knew that mentality was the wrong way to go and I had to get my groove back. So, I did this:
- Prayed in the spirit (1 Corinthians 14:14, Romans 8:26).
- I fasted (for 3 days).
- I joined a couple of prayer lines via teleconference and prayed along.
- I started doing battle at midnight – I set my alarm to ring at midnight so I could pray for at least 10 minutes. Paul and Silas did it (Acts 16:25) and it worked for them, so I was determined that it had to work for me too (and it did).
- I had mighty men and women of God praying for me and encouraging me to stir up the gift that is in me and to walk in obedience to the Lord’s calling.
What was the result of my sudden action?
Gradually, I began to call those things that weren’t as though they were; began to pray with the Scriptures, started saying simple prayers, shooting up quick prayers now and again plus more. Praise the Lord, and that’s how I got my groove back (got back on track)!
Prayer is powerful and it works.
Whenever you feel like you can’t pray or even read your Bible, pray in the Spirit (if you can). If not, just say “the Lord is good and His mercies endure forever.” Keep saying it (shout it out if you want to) and watch your faith build up.
*I wanted to pray because I believed in it and not because anybody told me to pray. For prayer to work, you’ve got to believe.*
Well, that’s how I got my groove back. How did you get your groove back? I appreciate your comments!
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