Day 21: Press Pause/Press Play


This has been an incredible journey we have been on together during 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting!

I hope you have been challenged, encouraged, empowered, and ultimately have grown closer to Jesus during these last three weeks. I hope you have learned to slow down in life, spend real time with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I also hope that you have a better idea of the part that you play in this all—how you can release the power that God has given you to make a difference in the lives of others.

But here’s the thing…

I don’t want it to stop.

I don’t want to de done with fervent and frequent prayer just because this series and experience is over at Compass. I want to keep going. And not just keep going but go further. Go deeper. Grow even closer to God!

Do you want that too?

Do you want everything in your life to change for the better? Want to experience a closer relationship with God you thought wasn’t possible?

Let me introduce you to what I think is the most powerful prayer ever:

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

WARNING: This prayer might change your life forever!

God might ask you to start doing something new, something that you think is impossible. God might ask you to stop doing something that has been stealing your joy for a long time. Whatever God tells you to do, He will empower you to obey.

I dare you to commit this next week—the first week after 21 Days of Prayer—to asking God what He wants for your life and do exactly what He says. Meeting Jesus is just the beginning, and no one who meets Him ever stays the same (John 10:10). Every day is an opportunity to live an abundant life, to follow Jesus wherever He may lead. Never settle for the lie that your life doesn’t matter; never settle for the lie that God can’t use you.

You aren’t done. God’s not done. There is so much more He wants to do and can do in your life! I don’t know where you are or what you are going through, but there is good news for you: If you aren’t dead, God is not done.

The idea that there is more God wants to do in our life can be encouraging and scary at the same time. Are you stuck in a season of fear, worry, or hopelessness? Growing people change, and you do not have to stay where you are right now. It is a spiritual impossibility to follow Jesus and stay the same.

You are not destined to be stuck.

Are you complacent? Do you know there is a next step God is asking you to take, but you keep putting it off? Growing people change, so it is impossible to follow Jesus and stay the same. God has greater things for your life; don’t settle into a season of stagnation. Don’t let fear rob you of joy that comes from obedience.

Commit the next week to praying the Psalm 139:23-24 prayer. Ask God to give you wisdom and clarity on your next step. Ask God for help. You serve a good Father who loves to answer the prayers of His children (Matthew 7:7-11).

God is not done with you, so don’t be done with Him.

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