Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord. (Isaiah 37:14–15, NIV)
Someone once told me that it takes three things to accomplish the purposes of God in this world: prayer, leadership, and money.
Often, in our haste to get started on a project, we forget to pray for God’s blessing and direction. This is a big mistake.
Hezekiah, after receiving a threat to his kingdom from the King of Assyria, took the letter defining the threat, went to the temple, spread it out before the Lord, and prayed about the problem. In response, God moved in a miraculous way and destroyed the enemy.
The power to change, the power to overcome obstacles, the power to overcome sin, and the power to defeat the evil one is sourced in almighty God alone. Hebrews 4:16 tells us, “Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.”
Prayer is a key ingredient to spiritual success. As we practice KingdomNomics and learn how to strategically invest our time, talent, and resources, we discover the importance of prayer. God is waiting to show us his plans and his power.
Today, ask yourself:
How often am I taking time to bring my endeavors to God? Am I responding to his direction?