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Prepare. Position. Press. Day 20 – Waiting in Patient Expectancy

Patience is a word I loathe. Yep, I said loathe. I made the mistake of praying for patience in high school and yearly for quite a while afterward until one day I realized that I was experiencing situations where I could only be patient. Let’s just say I did not pass those tests. I complained and begged God asking to understand the delays and when I realized the delays were teaching me patience, I stopped asking for it.

But as much as it pains me to say, the lessons we go through are our best teacher in preparation for the blessings God has for us. Sometimes it takes us 5, 10, 20 or 30 years to be ready to handle the blessings we are asking for. Knowing this now, I am grateful to God for this season of preparation, positioning, and pressing so that I can be ready, without delay, to receive what He has promised. Because I am ready, I can expect God to do what He said and know that I will not squander away what I am seeking.

Prayer:
Father God, my Lord, thank You for today. Thank You for helping me understand the purpose of patience. I thank You for every lesson I have learned in every setback or circumstance where I perceived a delay. I thank You for teaching me to hold on and wait until You release the blessing. I thank You for preparing me. I thank You for changing me. I thank You that through every experience, I have come to learn and grow. I thank You for a spirit of expectancy and that I will receive, do and be all that You desire.

Prepare. Position. Press. Day 20 – Pray as Long as It Takes

I would not be where I am right now without prayer. Prayer has been a lifeline for me over the years. Through prayer and the evolution of my understanding of prayer, I grew deeper and stronger in my faith. As the days go by, I continually see the fruit of answered prayers manifesting in my life.

I don’t just pray to get something anymore, but I used to. I pray because I love to talk to God; before I would only pray faithfully when I was in a crisis. I pray now because I want to do His work. I pray because I want to see my family, friends, and loved ones saved, too.

Prayer was the "asking, seeking, and knocking" Jesus mentions in Luke 11 and I am okay with bombarding heaven for as long as it takes. I won’t lie and say that I don’t get weary at times. But we must pray! We must take our concerns, our burdens for others, and just regular ‘I love You God’ prayers to God on a regular because it’s in knocking that the doors are opened.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank You! Thank You that I am able to come to You as I am in prayer. I pray right now seeking You for the other tools necessary for my success in battle. I come asking You to speak to me as only You can. I ask You to guide me on the path You have chosen for me. I thank You that with Your anointing and Your power, I am ready to slay the enemy as David did. I pray that You will continue to be glorified and help me to grow deeper in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.