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 is Godly hunger. It is not about pushing God, but about pushing yourself into God. It is not praying for the sake of praying. It is praying to see the hand of God move. It is desperate hungry praying. It is the type of prayer that gets answers.

Faith takes two things, first the written scriptures (hope) and then the spoken personal word of God (faith) – Romans 10:17. The scriptures show us the general will of God and communicate the conditions that must be met to receive faith and see His hand move. His spoken personal word reveals His will to us personally, and lets 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 (lit. – reality, assurance, title-deed) of things (previously) 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 the period 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 usually 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, ‘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 until 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, (for) 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 of 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, you can speak faith’s victory to your life and situation. Speaking words filled with faith is the only kind of speaking that makes a difference. This kind of speaking will move mountains. Seek Him till you hear from Him. Jesus told us that in prayer we should always pray and never give up. 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 to you. When you hear the answer, you will have the answer.

When you hear the answer, you will have the answer.


  1. This is deep revelation. To God be the glory. God bless you Rex for submitting to be used for His quest.

    1. The PUSH philosophy portrays God in bad light. It’s also a demonstration of unfaithfulness. God does not delay answering prayer because He wants us to reach the extreme. We have a God that knows the end from the beginning. Why PUSH Him to do His will? God knows what is good for us and at what point in time things should happen. PUSH don’t only demonstrate that we know more than God, it shows that we don’t trust His timing.

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        Kali – I am sorry but we are not ‘PUSHing’ God in any way. We are hungry believers pushing into Him for blessings like He wants us to. Daniel decided to fast and seek God until God would answer him, and He did. Was that pushing God into it? Things in God just don’t happen. Calling out His name in prayer and aggressively relying on His faithfulness is not a demonstration of unfaithfulness.

        Make no mistake. God does stretch us in waiting for the answer. God is testing our resolve and our trust in Him. So many do not last and will fight till they win in Him. “Why PUSH Him to do His will?” – because He wants us to. It is not because He doesn’t want to bless us, but rather, He wants us to PUSH in-Him for the answer. Something wonderful happens when we do. Not only do we get the answer but we get more of Him, and that is the real prize.

        I believe in and submit to the timing of God, but some things come easy and others you have to fight for with everything that is in you. Those are the victories the mark you as an Overcomer (Rev 21:6), and those are the victories that bless God the most.

        1. I so trust my biological father that I don’t repeat a request. God is more faithful than my biological father. Stop portraying God as hard hearted. Don’t hold onto this PUSH theology. Repentance is not sin.

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            Kali, you simply don’t get it. So what is it that compels you to get on a site with an attempt to clean up their theology? Please, get off your high horse and listen for a moment. You might learn something.

            No, God is not hard-hearted. Repentance is not a sin. We are not arrogantly pushing God into anything. Please do not comment anymore. Rex

            1. @ FaithMechanic. Thank you for this site and your teaching on things. This article has motivated me not to give up and to keep going deeper with God and not give up on my miracle Im seeking God for. God bless you

            2. In (Genesis 32:22-32 ) Jacob would not let the Angel of the Lord go until he blessed him. This is the same Spirit and idea that Jacob had when he was desperate for a blessing. You really have to hold on without letting go; along with fasting , praying and staying in the word of God until change happens. It’s a push in life just trying to live a Godly life. And for those of you that claim this walk with God is easy you are a liar. Our walk with God needs to be strategic and intentional. At this point , our mind set should be for God I live and for God I will die. The Push is to stay focused on God. Or I like to say , stay connected to the vine. Our everyday decisions is a push.

            3. Unlike what people use to know, prayer is not the key; obedience is. The problem we have as Christians is looking for shortcuts to fulfilling purpose. We want to pray until something happens instead of obeying God’s word, which is a lamp to give perfect direction.

              Prayer is the meeting point between God and man. It is a spiritual sacrifice. But God says, to obey is better than sacrifice.

              God is not owing anyone blessing. Read Genesis 1:28. We have been blessed. Even then, God expects us to do 4 things: be fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue. It is when we have done all of these that our blessings becomes manifest. That is the point of dominion mentioned in Genesis 1:28.


    2. God i pray i am with you in revelations 22 its my inner deepest desire. I dont understand everything but i know that all the answers are in the bible

  2. PUSH is an act of disobedience, arrogance, and faithlessness. Even Jesus, in human nature tried the PUSH mentality but repented and surrendered to the will of God. Stop PUSHING God. Begin surrendering to the will of God.

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      Kali – You miss the point. What if surrendering to God and pushing into God were the same thing? What if His hunger is what is pushing you on, further into Him? Pushing into God is where you surrender to His will and adjust your life. The relentless pursuit of ‘things’ in God is ultimately a pursuit into God Himself. When you receive your answer you receive more of Him. He is the prize, not the thing. The pursuit and the seeking are actually the main point. The thing you are seeking is just the catalyst. It is what took you there – into the heart of God.

      Submitting to His will is never truly real until it is submitting to something real. Jesus did not repent for He had nothing to repent for, that is reserved only for sinners, of which He was not. He submitted to the will of the Cross over His own will. He got His answer. I did title this, “Pray until you get what you want”. But rather, “Pray Until Something (hearing from God, receiving direction, receiving the thing, whatever) Happens.”

      The point is to be all-in with God. Not to give up. Seek Him till – till it happens, whatever it is. We love you. Rex

    2. Kali, the article is not about pushing God but pushing yourself to pray. It’s an intentional approach to seek God.
      And about Jesus repenting, when did that happen?

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        Rene – Yes, amen. He is the one Person that never had to repent.

  3. Thank you for this opportunity to know more about faith, remain bless.

    1. Thanks for teaching am blessed and understand about prayer of faith

  4. Pray for me I have a lot of family issue loans and I want to know God

  5. First of all I want to thank you for making me know that having faith is the must lmportan thing in my life

  6. God bless you sir. I am Adegoke Adeniyi, I am a Nigerian from West. Please join me in prayers that:
    1 God would ignite a fresh
    fire in me that will cause
    revival in my home and
    local assemby.
    2 That His ways and will will
    become clearer to me on
    daily basis. No
    encuberance, no delay.
    3 That God would deliver me
    from every form of
    stangnancy, in ministry,
    business and marriage.
    Thank you.


  8. I need prayer against spirit of masturbation, watching porn. I desire ways of the Lord but this weakness is stagnating my spiritual growth thanks

    1. Friend, you may or may not already know this but here goes.
      The most important thing to any human is to get saved. Acts 16:30-31, Romans 10:9-13
      The most important thing for a Christian (born again believer) is to renew your mind. Romans 12:1-3 Romans 8:6. If you are already born again , your spirit is a new creation. If you are born again your spirit is perfect in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17.You need to line your mind up with your spirit . Your mind has to be update to line up with God and his Word. Read, meditate, Confess His words over your self out loud . Keep it before your eyes, speak it, hear it. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.Romans 10:17. Proverbs 4:20-23 Psalm 1:1-3 Joshua 1:8.
      Proverbs 18:20-21 your words are powerful. Speak God’s Word.
      Hebrews 4:12. Jesus said out of the abundance of the heart your mouth will speak. Matthew 12:34
      Proverbs 6:2. So start renewing your mind and speaking what God says about you. God loves you and wants you to have the manifestation of Freedom in your life. Because John 8:36 states that Jesus has set you free. And you are free indeed. Speak it, believe it and have it in the name of Jesus , brother. I Know this will help. I’m gonna pray for you. God has good plans for your life and He loves you and I love you with that same love, Romans 5:5 and His love never fails, 1 Corinthians 13:8.

  9. Please pray with us that our newly launched business in Kenya,Little Oak Events & Caterers together with the affiliated departments:International Volunteer Chefs, the International Culinary Arts Internship programmes, Christian Entertainment Events,Holiday Homes and Flower Export will be successful(Proverbs 16:3)

    Edith Ng’ang’a
    Operations Manager

  10. The late Dr. Arthur Caliandro, who served as pastor for Marble Collegiate Church in New York City for many years, wrote, “So, when life is getting you down, PUSH. When you’re having trouble on your job and things are not working out well, PUSH. When bills are high and money’s low, PUSH. When people aren’t responding to you in ways you hope and want, PUSH. When people don’t understand you, PUSH.” What did he mean by PUSH? Pray Until Something Happens.   

  11. praise Jesus please pray for me for Gods favour upon my life that he may answer all my prayers my job,married,studies Amen

    1. Dear Akwii Alice, I will be committed to praying with you on all those prayer items mentioned. I trust that God will hear and answer you prayer desire. From Uganda, Africa.

    2. I am Pastor Grace and,I was struggling with stagnation for a long time,but through prayer and fasting I managed to pull out,I am 50 years now,completed my diploma in ministry, ordained, authorized and licensed. I am in South Africa, but still praying,for God to open doors anywhere in the world,for now I am submitting to other pastors,still struggling to get money for instruments and tent.please anyone who can also pray for me,I need breakthrough.

  12. Praise God brethren! Pray with me that God should open away in the Prison Ministry where He has placed me to serve. Pray that God blesses the Ministry by linking me others with the same calling.

  13. Praise God brethren! I am asking God to bless me in Prisons Ministry as He supports and links to others with the calling outside Africa.

  14. I thank God for this site,
    I am asking God for a promotion and in different department
    at my place of work.

    Secondly am asking him to give me the thirst of ministering to him.

  15. ‘ It is not about pushing God, but about pushing yourself into God’. Oh how I love that.. thank you

  16. Rex this article is incredible. I’m 58 been studying the Word since 23. Do ministry part-time myself and this is the best in a nutshell to the point faith teaching on how faith works and getting your prayers answered I’ve ever read. And I Live Reading Faith. I stumbled on your web site reading a Smith Wigglesworth article. Can’t wait to read more of your articles. Vern Craig

    1. I am Rev Smith Tibamwenda aged 50 years, married with children. Lived in life of following Christ for 24 year, from Bundibugyo, Uganda. Ask that you be my pray partner in all spheres of life more especially as one who serves in Prison Ministry, pray that God empowers me to serve there effectively as He provides for different means that the prisoners need and my support to reach them always every Sunday. Blessings

  17. I thank God for this site. I am asking him to put someone in my life who is kind, caring, loyal– someone who will respect me.

  18. I pray to God to help me with my feelings of hopelessness and depression. I just recently received a God sent US residency after a 19 year waiting period, I’m 44 years old now and feeling even worse than before because this is my starting point at life at this age. Before receiving my Green Card I couldn’t do anything substantial career wise because of my legal status in the U.S but I couldn’t do anything about it. Now that I have it I feel that I still can’t do anything because I’m being rejected for my age for pension purposes and I am full of remorse for waiting for so long to start my life. I pray to God to show me the way to a prosper future for me my wife and two babies we have. God is good and God is great and I will keep praying until God hears me and notices me as I cry for help almost everyday.

    1. Pray without ceasing. Prayer changes things no mater what age, circumstances, or condition, GOD CAN DO ANYTHING BUT FAIL. Don’t forget how old Abraham and Sarah when they concieved. Remember how long it took Noah to built the ark and how old he was when he finished. I felt stuck in time several times I’m my life as you did, and despite losing my sixteen year old son in 1997, I never thought life would peak again for me but this year at the age of 68, I finally finished schooling, May 18 of this year graduating from Moody Bible Seminary, a dress I had forgotten but GOD hadn’t, because it was in HIS WILL. STAY PRAYED UP FRIEND. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.??

  19. I am asking God to heal my hip and restore my cartilage and change the behavior of my grandson. I am not going to stop praying until I hear His voice!

  20. a brother in Tulsa OK named Gary Carpenter taught us that the primary reason God said people live lives of defeat and discouragement was ….”they dont seek Me as if I am real”….let tahat sink in for awhile.
    He is real but do we seek him that way if it isnt Sunday?

  21. i need prayer for my long enough unemployment,financial situation. Also need prayer for my broken relationship with my international distance ex bf, jimmy that ended up badly, im still praying for reconciliation and rekindle the love we once had for each other and hoping for jimmy to return asking for my hands again. Pls also pray for me to win greencard 2020 to be able to move to USA. Lastly,salvation for all my family members and love ones

    1. Keep eyes on God and keep your faith in God no matter how everything feels and looks. God Bless.

      1. I am Rev Smith Tibamwenda, 50 years old, from Bundibugyo in the valleys of Mt. Rwenzori of Western Uganda, and ask that you pray with me for God’s protection, provision and support for Ministry work as I build and strengthen Christ Kingdom. Be my prayer partner please. Blessings

    2. OMG
      We have so many similarities. Inhipentou received your green card by now. O’Neill keep you in my thought and prayer from time to time.
      God Bless you. You sound like an angel and for that I’m certain God with light your path.

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