I lift weights a couple times a week and the days I don’t lift I ride my stationary bike for an hour. It is called exercise and the purpose is to get stronger physically.
Matthew 17:20 Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
The phrase “nothing will be impossible to you” is one of my favorites in the Bible. I believe it is a true statement that Jesus made, that if I can grow my faith I will get to a point that I can accomplish anything no matter how hard and big it might be. The question is, “what can I do to grow my faith?” What exercise can I regularly do that will move me from being a man of small faith to great faith?
I truly believe that the exercise that will accomplish that miracle in my heart and mind is prayer. Prayer is an act of faith, we are praying to a God we can’t see believing that He is there, we are praying to a God we can’t hear believing that He hears us, and then we believe that He is big enough and powerful enough to accomplish whatever we ask. As we pray our faith is growing and the more we pray the more and the faster our faith grows. The more faith we have the more powerful our prayers become so we pray more and more and as a result our faith grows tremendously and because of our faith and our praying we move the hand of God to do extraordinary things.
In one week Jefferson Baptist Church’s five days of prayer is going to start, February 8th through the 12th. We will be praying for ten hours every day. You can pray one of those hours for one day for a one hour total for the prayer event. You could pray one hour each day for a five hour total for the prayer week, all the way up to praying 10 hours every day. We had a number of people who did that in the last prayer event. Let me encourage you to add one hour to whatever you did last time during the five days of prayer.