Christian Living
Never Too Late
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jul 26, 2018

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Prayers of faith have great power. They can conquer the unconquerable, overcome our obstacles, accomplish the impossible, and vanquish the enemy. The apostle Paul said that God is "able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" (Ephesians 3:20). Yet God does not want us to spend our big prayers on selfish desires. God wants us to pray big prayers of faith for things that will glorify Him.

God wants us to pray big prayers of faith for things that will glorify Him.

During a dark period of Israel's history, God spoke to His people through His prophet Jeremiah: "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know" (Jeremiah 33:3).

Nebuchadnezzar had sent the Babylonian army to Jerusalem. The city was under siege. Already, hostages had been taken to Babylon. These were some of the worst times God's people had experienced since their days of slavery in Egypt. This predicament was of their own doing, yet God loved them and provided for them. In return, they turned their backs on Him, placing their trust in political messiahs, placing their security in material possessions, and compromising their God-given values. Their hearts had become calloused, and their ears had become deaf to God's Word. Yet even at their lowest, God still called and appealed to His children to return to Him.

Through Jeremiah, God promised that even at that late hour it was not too late to call out to Him. God was ready to bring restoration to His people for His glory.

Prayer: God, thank You for Your loving mercy and patience. Thank You that it is never too late to come to You. Help me come to You with big prayers of faith that will glorify You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life" (1 Timothy 1:16).