How often do I see the power of prayer in this way – as prophetic? How often to I see the words I chose to speak out loud as whether they are curses or blessing? How often am I speaking into the wind and expecting that God will hear, carry out and answer those prayers as I utter them in faith believing they will move mountains?
It probably is not as many times as I should be – my prayers are fairly passive.
I look at God’s providence over me holding in His hand the destiny of His enemies. I do not see Him looking down from heaven laughing at all their plans only to then rise up and scatter them. I see my prayer calling on God to rise up and in my call to Him, He does and He engages Himself to scatter His enemies.
“The work of the Spirit can be compared to mining. The Spirit’s work is to blast to pieces the sinner’s hardness of heart and his frivolous opposition to God. The period of the awakening can be likened to the time when the blasts are fired. The time between the awakenings corresponds, on the other hand, to the time when the deep holes are being bored with great effort into the hard rock. To bore these holes is hard and difficult and a task which tries one’s patience. To light the fuse and fire the shot is not only easy but also very interesting work. One sees “results” from such
work. It creates interest, too; shots resound, and pieces fly in every direction! It takes trained workmen to do the boring. Anybody can light a fuse.” – Hallesby