Key Prayer Points:
- ONE AFRICA – Massive evangelism event!
- WORLD MAP – Here it comes…
“Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy” (Ps 126:5).
Sowing seed is just plain, hard work. And it takes a lot of faith and trust to put a small seed into the dirt while waiting and hoping for a distant harvest.
But this is exactly what prayer is – a sowing of Spirit-led “seeds” into the spiritual realm where the Lord of the Harvest can turn those seeds into a beautiful and glorious harvest of blessing.
Here are three important principles to learn from Scripture about sowing in prayer:
- A good and wise farmer does not sow just one seed and then expect a great harvest. He “continually goes forth” to sow (Ps 126:6) with a bag of seed for sowing. This prayer principle is not telling us to use a lot of words or fancy speech (Matt 6:7). But it is about the exhortation to simply “keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking” (Luke 11:9-13).
- Sowing and reaping take place in different seasons. In James 5:7,8, we are instructed to be patient as we wait for the harvest released by our prayers. The best way to be patient is not by looking out over the field of seed and yelling “GROW!”. Rather, we can lift our eyes to, and keep our heart focused on, the One who answers – in His perfect time and way – and who alone will multiply the seed you have sown (2Cor 9:10).
- A farmer sows with expectation, with the hope and belief that he will someday reap a harvest. Without faith and hope, a farmer will not sow. And if he does not sow, he is guaranteed there will be no harvest.
We have an adversary (the devil) who tries to convince God’s people that there is no hope of harvest in order to discourage us from diligently sowing in daily prayer. Satan knows the real power of the God to whom we pray, the One Who truly hears and answers when we call upon Him.
We read in 2Tim 2:6 that the “hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.” God’s promise to answer with His perfect will and timing is unchanging. If we sow, we will surely reap!
Our God invites us to continually ask for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done in every situation – and that is the real and most fruitful harvest of prayer!
ONE GOD, ONE DAY, ONE AFRICA
World MAP has been made aware of an exciting event on the horizon. It is called, “One God, One Day, One Africa” (1GDA) and will be held in May 2020 – just over one year away. It is planned to be one of the largest single Christian outreaches in history.
The goal is to bring God’s love and mercy across Africa, while uniting the Body of Christ under one single mission: bringing souls to salvation. The plan is to do live outreaches in all 54 African countries simultaneously, culminating on the final day with a single live-stream event that hopefully covers all of Africa.
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