The Powerless Church

Have you ever felt powerless?

I know I have.

It’s one of the worst feelings there is.

You see something happening and there is nothing you can do to stop it.

How can this be when the founder of our faith and the one who has commissioned us has all the power in the universe and beyond?

He is the source of all power… and yet we have none?

Something is terribly wrong here.

Have you ever had a sick person in front of you and not offered to heal them because you lacked the faith for it?

Have you ever felt that shame knowing that if Yeshua were in front of them that He wouldn’t hesitate to heal them?

Have you wondered why the Scriptures promise that when we lay hands on the sick they will recover (Matt. 16:18) and yet so many of us have never seen it happen?

I know I have.

It’s so contrary to where we are supposed to be yet this is where most of us find ourselves.

Why?

Because we are lacking one simple thing that was foundational to the Apostles:

Prayer.

The disciples asked, “Lord, why couldn’t we do it?”

Yeshua’s answer, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.” – Mark 9:29

They were not yet set apart and consecrated with prayer. And neither are we.

Our powerlessness is the result of our prayerlessness.

How often do you get up before the sun and spend time with God?

When was the last time you fasted before the Lord for the sole purpose of getting closer to Him? (Or for any reason at all?)

You don’t have to tell your answer to anyone and God already knows so be honest with yourself.

I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. – (Yeshua) – John 15:5

Apart from Him we “can do nothing” but with Him we have “All authority in heaven and on earth” (Matt 28:18).

Perhaps the most important commitment you can make for yourself is to pray.

Even if it’s just for a few minutes a day; pray.

When you make prayer a priority you will find the power you’ve been seeking.

-Andre

P.S. If you’d like some accountability for your prayer life (and want to also help keep me accountable) go join our FB group:

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