"There are a lot of things you can do to fix your situation after you pray. But there is nothing you can do to fix the situation until you pray. Whatever it is you need God to do in your life, it happens after prayer."--H.B. Charles, It Happens After Prayer
The nerve of men who claim theology isn't practical! It was my theological inquiry into Christ's ascension--one of the least talked about aspects of Christ's ministry--that rudely jarred me into a renewed resolve to pray more fiercely than ever. I have found, however, that God's providence doesn't generally reveal itself one color at a time.
I think that my studies on the topic of ascension, reading Donald S. Whitney's Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life with a younger brother in Christ, and the upcoming month-long prayer vigil at my church have slowly been blending together and stewing like a good soup. I'm grateful to God for this season of faith and how it's manifesting in greater zeal to pray.
In the next few blog posts, I'd like to address what I've found to be the greatest and most frequent hindrances to prayer in my life. I pray that as I share how the Lord has been working mightily by His Spirit to empower and encourage this my growth-spurt in prayer, He'll do the same for you.