“Romans 8:26” Many of us go to God in prayer with limitations in our minds and hearts and the Bible calls it infirmities. Expectation without revelation will lead to frustration. Even if God answers prayers, we must pray in accordance with His will in His word, if not we would pray amiss. Every good student of the Bible knows that this world is going to pass away, and so praying for the year in and of itself to be good for you, is an ignorant prayer. What is God’s priority?
Isaiah 26:20 God’s priority every year is to give instructions for preservation in spite of what is happening in the world. Just as it was in Egypt when the angel of death passed, the priority was not to cancel the event itself but to give us strategies for preservation by His word. God’s priority will always be YOU! To ensure that despite all that has happened, you can still stand preserved.
God’s fundamental prophecy and plan for mankind was the birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. All others are sub-sect of the main prophecy. Prayer is not an avenue for us to be rebels. Prayer is that we understand what God is doing and aligning with it by requesting. So as believers, we are to know what God is doing so that we pray in line with His will. God’s priority is not a better year but a better you.
The most important thing is the foundation beneath you. That determines if you fall or rise in the year. On a night like this, you are to focus on your foundation in Christ so that whatever you face in the new year, you stand.
The good news is that despite the fact that we know not what to pray for, the Spirit of God in us helps us align our focus in prayer. So many of us are too easily impressed when God has so much bigger for us. We are to seek first the kingdom of God and every other thing will be added unto you. If you do for God what God cannot do for Himself, He will do for you what you cannot do for yourself.
How does the spirit help our infirmities?
* By giving us wisdom – Ephesians 1:8. The spirit of God makes sure the eyes of our understanding is flooded with light so that we know the hope of his Glory. The spirit of God helps us see true potential by His wisdom.