P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens

by Rex Rouis

The way to get real-life results in prayer is to seek God with an attitude that says, “No matter how long it takes, or whatever I have to do, I will not be denied.” This is not arrogance; it’s Godly hunger. It is not about pushing God, but about pushing yourself into God. This is not praying for the sake of praying. This is praying to see the hand of God move. This is desperate hungry praying. This is the type of prayer that gets answers.

Faith takes two things, the written scriptures and the spoken personal word of God. The scriptures show us the general will of God and communicate the conditions that must be met to see His hand move. His spoken personal word reveals His will to us, and let’s us know when we have met those conditions. The goal is to hear God confirm His promise and let Him place His witness into our heart. The promise then comes alive and becomes a reality to us. This reality is ‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not (yet) seen’ (Hebrews 11:1).

This is not arrogance; it’s Godly hunger.
This seeking turns the general promises of God into personal realities. This is when we work the word and the word works in us. Seeking God merges the word of God and the will of God into our lives. We become one with the word. This is what Jesus was referring to when He said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, (you shall) ask whatever you will, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7) This faith process turns desires into Bible hopes, and Bible hopes into real life realities. It is not easy, but it is never impossible. Anybody with enough hunger can make it happen.

The process takes time, and there are no shortcuts. God does not respond to part-time seekers. He is only found by those who seek Him with their whole heart. The Bible says that, ‘You must be diligent so as to realize the full assurance of hope, so that you will receive the promise’ (Hebrews 6:11). Growing faith is hard work, for the Bible goes on to say, ‘Don’t be sluggish but be imitators of those who through faith and patience have inherited the promises’ (Hebrews 6:12).

This is desperate hungry praying. This is the type of prayer that gets answers.
Pray till you receive an answer from God, for when you do, you will have the victory. You must persevere until you get to a place where you are ‘fully assured that what God has promised, He is able also to perform’ (Romans 4:21). When you hear Him you have the answer, for Paul says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the (spoken) word of God’ (Romans 10:17). The word translated ‘word’ here is the Greek word rhema and it speaks to a personal face-to-face type of communication. He is not talking about a mere reading of the word. This is deeper. This is God making the word on the page come alive in your heart. The word on the page must become the word in your heart before you can have enough faith to receive from God.

Then, and only then, can you speak faith’s victory out of your mouth. That is the only kind of speaking that makes a difference. This kind of speaking will move mountains. Seek Him till you get it. Jesus told us that in prayer we should always pray and not faint. Don’t give up. Seek Him till you hear His voice. Let Him deal with your heart, for as you do, He will speak your answer.

Comments

  1. This is one of the encouraging articles I ever read. Thank you for reminding us that its not us being arrogant towards God but us being hunger for God’s working in our lives.

    Bless your work & may God bless us all.

  2. prayers for me please. I’d like prayers for keeping my faith and beliefs in God strong nor to become shaken. I pray not to lose awareness of knowing in full faith that he does hear my prayers. i pray to have strength to not give up on him and to have a peace of mind through his comfort. Ive made mistakes that I greatly regret and I have cried and cried myself to the point that it has pushed me to speak to God about it. I have asked for forgiveness and I have admitted the
    wrong doings that I have done in my life. with full honesty in my heart, I know God must see that I’m sincere and In serious search of his help and answer of prayers. ….prayer warriors…please help pray for me.

  3. as i was praying this morning for direction i received or rather heard this two verses mathews chapter 10 vs 6-42 and luke chapter 9 verses 1-9.i dont know these verses and iam suprised that the both spoke on the same thing.iam a believer and sometimes i feel as though iam a prophetic intercesssor coz of things i go through.i stronghly feel God was talking to me through those verses but i dont understand can someone explain to me please

    1. eternity will not forgive us if those generation were without i-pad yet they blazed the trail and made an indelible mark in the sand of the time I pray may I not pass through this ethnos without living a foot print

    2. GOD wants you specifically be an a full time Envergelist.A missionary at that.May God help,guide and lead you.Amen

  4. Thank God, I’m a Muslim man and I pray for something, sometimes I loss my hope but I believe God has answered me long ago and this “push” is just a bless for me to find myself and find Him, Moulana (you call him Rumi, I suppose) said: pray with a tongue that you haven’t done sin with, it means pray for each other (aftet Muhammad). You are right, Quran & Bible says aks God and he will anwer you (call me and I will answer). Pray for me and don’t aks little things, there’s a story: a man was exhorting his son that someone who ask little things will be blind, so he face a mountain and says God please make this mountain gold! & he become blind!
    God bless you.

  5. What if continuing to pray about a circumstance is making you crazy because you know what God’s told you to do about a situation, but your loved one isn’t letting you? And now you’re running away from them into fear and defeat (after having been delivered from those things), because you’re not being “allowed” to show the expression of love you feel God telling you to do and therefore your identity- in Christ and through Christ?

    1. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

      Rest in Christ and let Him and the Holy Spirit wage battle, as we know it’s not a battle of flesh and blood, but of the rules in spiritual places. Rest, stand, believe.

  6. Querido Deus, obrigada por tudo que o Senhor me deu até hoje, e obrigada por nunca me abandonar.
    Obrigada por me dar uma família incrível, pela qual venho orar hoje. Que o Senhor não deixe que ela seja destruída e possa mudar a cada um de nós para mantermos ela inteira. Amém.

  7. praise the Lord; my mother has been suffering with tooth infection and severe pain doctor gave many tablet but no use, doctor said for surgery no gurantee it will cure. mother not able to chew food and not able to speak properly , Please pray for mother . Dorothy.

  8. Praise the Lord; i am 34years old still not get married yet. pastor said the witchcraft and evil powers are hindering. i suffered a lot for the last 6years mentally and physically because of witchcraft Please pray for me and my family.

    1. Hi ms dorothy,i just see ur comment which state r u ? I have been going trought same thing , yes is only God thsy sets free, i have some information to give u about this issues contact me on my mail leticiathiombiano@yahoo.com

      1. Your Comment* praise the Lord, I am from india state of karnataka in banglore, really i am suffering a lot mentally no peace, when ever my parents see a guy for my marriage immediately some kind of fear comes in my heart like i don’t want to get marry once I convince my parents I don’t want to marry give me some time we will see another one once they get agree my word the fear which tormenting me goes from my heart I became normal. when I said this thing to pastor they said its an evil spirit and witchcraft which is working against you, its not allowing you to get marry. this is my problem please pray for me, im not able to pray to God to take away what are the hindrance which is not allowing me to go forword in life. Dorothy

    2. i speak the word of healing into your mother’s body system now in Jesus name.
      I pray that the unchangeable changing God will deliver you and set you free in Jesus name.Amen

  9. I was just praying this morning for guidance and I had to remind myself who I am and who I serve. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savor years ago. I is hard and has not been easy, but his mercy and grace has kept me and will do the same for everyone of you. Pray, believe, trust, and believe him for whatever it is you want. If Jesus has promised you. He will bring those prayers to reality. It is only in his time. The key is not giving up. Be honest with the Lord in prayer. He reminded me of what he has done in the past and what he is about to do now. I ask Jesus to help every believer to truly cast cares on him and to let him be God. Let go of fear and walk into your destiny.

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