“Prayer Shift” Bridging the GapFinding the Missing piece through Prayer Francis E. Madojemu
Face Your Fears• In order to see the path to what you want you must first see clearly what is holding you back.• You can’t conquer what you don’t confront and you can’t confront what you don’t identify. • Cain’s error was not simply in an offering but it was in an attitude towards his offering. – Paula White
Face Your Fears• It’s time to bring forth out of the invisible all acts of creative expression that God ordained for us to produce.• It’s time for your dream to become a reality. No more delay to your destiny! • You hold in your heart God’s inheritance for you which is your piece of his great dream.
Face Your Fears• The life God put you in is bigger than the life you are living. • Challenge the status quo and Reject any self-imposed limitations. • Do not all unfounded fear of failure to prevent you from initiating the pursuit of your purpose.
1. Missing Your Opportunity • Law of the Lid • Every one has Lids – Everyone is born with Lids; titles and positions do not eliminate them – The issue is not do you have Lids but what are you going to do about them• What are the Lids you face?
Lids that you Can Face • Fear • Confidence • Impatience • Lack of • Denial Knowledge• Impulsiveness • Lack of Understanding • Deceit • Peoples’ • Jealously perception of • Anger them
What are your Lids?• 1 Thessalonians 3:10-13 • 10 night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?• 11 Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.
Deal with the Lids • ¨David had a lid-lifter in Jonathan. • (I Samuel 18:1-3) • What are the lids in my life?• ¨How will I lift those lids? • What do I need to do?• ¨Who are the lid-lifters in my life? • How do I lift the lid for others?
2: Tried & No Help or Provision • 1st paradigm that we do not have what we need is wrong because it creates the impression that God has not made provision for us.• When we pray we assume that is when God starts to acts concerning us our request • Unbelievers pray like this
2: Tried & No Help or Provision • The truth is we have been blessed with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places. Notice its past tense • Ephesians 1:3 KJV • (3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: • “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.• We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
2: Tried & No Help or Provision • Hebrews 9:14 KJV• (14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?• That’s why Jesus blood can pay for the sins of those who lived before he came for us as well as sins we are yet to commit and our children • Gods Provision!
The Prodigal SonLuke 15:11-12 KJV (11) And he said, A certain man had two sons: (12) And theyounger of them said to hisfather, Father, give me the portionof goods that fallethto me. And he divided unto them his living.God wants to make you before he gives you
Luke 15:25-32 KJV• (25) Now his elder son was in the field: and as hecame and drew nigh to thehouse, he heard music and dancing. (26) And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. (27) And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
Luke 15:25-32 KJV• (28) And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. (29) And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment:
Luke 15:25-32 KJV• and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: (30) But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. (31) And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
Understanding • Luke 4:22-30• 26 “but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. • Why? Covenant!!! • We never seem to accept Gods word to us. The Jews knew their covenant and walked in it but do we?
Understanding• My Sons do not have pray and fast for me to pay their school fees why? • We are in a covenant relationship Father & sons.• When they need me to do something for their friends they come in and say Daddy please….. in other words• “if you love me daddy you will do this and that for them I would not eat not because you love me but for you to do this for my friends.”
Make vs. Give • Its not God give me but God show me • Why is it that we have been taught to pray and ask God not only to give us finished products.• But we also ask the exact amount, the time & the person through whom He should supply it through.• Thereby taking away from God the methodology He wants to use!
The Source• But Paul teaches that my God supplies your need according to His riches in glory not when we request for it • Philippians 4:19 KJV • (19) But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. • (WNT) But my God--so great is His wealth of glory in Christ Jesus--will fully supply every need of yours.
No Respecter• Our salvation experience is like a scheduled flight from Lagos to London with passengers from Kano, Abuja, Ibadan & Ikeja, Lagos. • They have been scheduled to take it does not matter how far they traveled to get to the aircraft & the airport as long as they get on the flight they will all arrive at the same time & get the same provision.
Prayer Shift• Its time to say to God not provide for me but teach & show me how to access your provision for me • The Difference between the rich and the poor is the poor say “I cannot afford it” & the rich say “How can I afford it”
Be Magnified Lyrics • Verse 1 I have made You too small in my eyes Oh Lord, forgive meAnd I have believed in a lie That You were unable to help me.But now, Oh Lord, I see my wrong Heal my heart and show Yourself strongAnd in my eyes and with my songOh Lord, be magnified (bis)
Be Magnified Lyrics • Chorus:Be magnified, Oh LordYou are highly exalted And there is nothing You cant doOh Lord, my eyes are on You Be magnified,Oh Lord, be magnified
Be Magnified Lyrics • Verse 2I have leaned on the wisdom of men Oh Lord, (Please)forgive me And I have responded to them Instead of Your light and Your mercy But now, Oh Lord, I see my wrong Heal my heart and show yourself strong And in my eyes and with my song Oh Lord be magnified (bis) Chorus x2
Passion & Provision • Its time for passion &provision collide when we are doing what we love & willhappily do for free but earn a great deal for doing what we are called to do. • We must begin to apply ourselves to this new day & provision by embracing the shift in thinking• We have grown up with awrong paradigm thinking thatwhen we pray God just starts to make the provision