“But, if amidst our desperate cries to God for the pain in our soul, we press on to experience the power of the risen Christ and fellowship with Him right in the midst of our not-yet season, we find a fullness in Him that no answer to prayer or breakthrough can bring us.”- Susie Larson
As Susie Larson concludes Chapter 3 of Your Powerful Prayers, she observes that happens when we look up from our heartbreak. At that point, we discern how our heartbreak mirrors bigger scale current world events. Suddenly, Ms. Larson states, we become a powerful prayer force to be reckoned with.
Yet, Satan hopes we maintain our focus on the smaller story and continue to think of ourselves as orphans. Satan fears nothing, unless we realize Whose we are. As long as we access God’s power, we’re downright dangerous in prayer. Samuel Chadwick summarizes:
“The only concern of the devil is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.”
In conclusion, Ms. Larson states that the treasure of knowing God’s heart far surpasses any gift from His hand. For when God grants our requests, we feel relief only until our next need or heartbreak. As we get to know Christ better, the gap widens between what earth offers and everything God’s promised.
The apostle Paul expresses this in Philippians 3:10. Paul writes:
“I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead.”
Today’s question: What Christian books, songs, and/or Bible verses strengthen you to press on to experience the power of the risen Christ? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “The reason we are more than we know”