THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
KEEP PRAYING, BECAUSE THE PRAYERS OF THE RIGHTEOUS AVAIL MUCH
Paul was writing these words while he was in chains in prison. He was arrested for preaching the gospel. Everything in his surroundings shouted “LIMITATIONS,” but instead of looking at his surroundings, Paul kept his eyes on the LIMITLESS God. He kept looking for the open door of OPPORTUNITY that God would have for him next. Since he couldn’t go out and speak publicly, Paul thought, “No problem. I’ll start writing.” He wrote book after book, almost half of the books of the New Testament, much of it from a prison cell. They thought they were stopping him, but they were doing just the opposite, causing his voice to become amplified. Here we are some 2,000 years later, and we still feel Paul’s INFLUENCE. When doors look closed all around you, when your surroundings LOOK limited, when you feel like you’re in chains, remember, God is still at work in your life. Keep EXPECTING. Keep BELIEVING. Pray for OPPORTUNITIES to be opened to you. The prayer of the righteous avails MUCH, so keep praying because He promises to break the chains and open doors of OPPORTUNITY in your life.
“And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.”
Philemon 1:6, NLT