Sade is lady.
Got character? Check.
Tongue talking? Check check.
Did I also mention that Sade is in her 30s and has been praying for the right lover since her 23rd birthday?
So you will totally understand when I say Sade is totally confused about why her prayer for a marriage partner has not being answered for these number of years!
Last Sunday, one thing led to another and Sade found herself talking with her pastor about this issue.
At the end of the discourse, Sade left with a Scripture from her pastor, ready to give the issue a final bout of her energy before throwing in the towel if nothing happens… fast.
Mark 11:22-24 was the Scripture.
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:22-24 NKJV
Sade meditated on this Scripture till the life in it entered her spirit!Then she began to pray.
She focused on the ‘mountain’ before her, and made specific decrees to it, channeling the power at work in her to the mountain.
30 minutes into her prayer.
There came a calmness in her spirit…She shut her mouth…Some quietness…Then some peace..Then a Voice…
“Read the subsequent verses of that Scripture.” The Voice calmly seeped into her being.
She quickly grabbed her open Bible and read.
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Mark 11:25-26 NKJV
It hit her!Jesus talked about forgiveness immediately after teaching on ‘talking to the mountain.’ It therefore means that unforgiveness can hinder the manifestation of prayer!
Immediately, the scenes flashed through her mind, and with it came tears.
She was thirteen! She had come home from school to meet her big uncle alone in the house.One thing led to another, and she found him inside her… forcefully, against her will.
He took away her virginity and left her shattered, with threats to kill her if she tells anyone what happened.
Her life started ebbing away since then… slowly. She made up her mind never to forgive him.Her life kept ebbing away… till she met Jesus Christ six years later… and then her broken pieces began to come together again.However, her mind was still made up not to forgive him.
It’s been twenty years!And now God was bringing up forgiveness!
She read the Scripture again, and lots of other Scriptures came flooding through her mind… Scriptures that talked about forgiveness, some immediately after talking about prayers.
Matthew 6:9-15. Matthew 5:23-24. Matthew 18:23-35.
The Spirit of God meant Sade that day… He was dealing with her.
With tears flowing unabated, she released her uncle from her heart… Then a peace, one she hasn’t experienced since her Christian journey started, enveloped her.
Almost immediately the Voice came again.
“Now your husband is free to come.”
The tears continued… but now, they were tears of joy!
Do you find yourself in Sade’s shoes?You’ve been holding and nursing a pain in your heart for some years now?You’ve got unforgiveness in your heart?
It’s time to release yourself from that bondage!It’s time to stop poisoning yourself!It’s time to stop hindering your prayers!It’s time to release bae/boo to come to you!
Yes, you were terribly hurt. But no, you don’t have to hold the hurt!Let it go.Allow God to heal your heart… your life will take a turn for the better if you do.
Shalom (nothing missing, nothing broken) to your heart.
Notes From Pastor Dunamis:
Forgiveness is key! It is one of the things we are dealing with during Marital Breakthrough Journey!
Today is the last day for registration of Marital Breakthrough Programme. If you still want to participate, ensure you register today. For those who have registered, expect a mail today that will detail how the programme will go and how to join the private pages. Like I said , it is a rounded programme that will engage you at strategic times including midnight! The devil’s yoke is broken forever! Be ready for partial fasting as well. That spouse just must show up! To register today, go HERE or use button below.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY:
I do not hold wrongs! I forgive!
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Lord! Grant me the strength to forgive.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Unforgiving spirit is like drinking poison, and expecting the next person to fall dead.
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY:
Search through your heart, and release any person you’ve tied there in unforgiveness. If you’re led to call the person and tell him/her you’ve forgiven, please do.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: