The second word I heard during my prayer the other day was…replete…
Replete: filled or well-supplied with something. very full of or sated by food.
Here is a portion of that prayer…
Holy Spirit blow through this hallway and send spring. Let our harvest be replete in Jesus’ name. I call out for spring, summer and fall to come upon us at one time.
When seasons have been held up and winter is prolonged…we can ask for the advancement of all seasons. When we walk in step with Holy Spirit and in surrender to God, we can move in miraculous shifts of season.
Here’s a prayer of Nehemiah…
Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your name. Give Your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man. I was cupbearer to the king. Nehemiah 1:11
This portion of scripture strikes me because in one small verse we hear a portion of Nehemiah’s prayer and then a one sentence answer to it immediately…I was cupbearer to the king. How amazing is that?!
God loves it when we pray bold prayers. I believe He put this prayer on Nehemiah’s heart, because at the beginning of chapter 1 he says he prayed this after mourning, fasting and praying for “some days”.
One way to bring ourselves into alignment with God in prayer is to fast and pray…but I’m also struck because I have spent a lot of time mourning, fasting and praying lately. I had avoided mourning certain things, but then God revealed to me that if I kept avoiding them, then they would grow roots of bitterness within me. I chose to forgive. I chose to mourn. I chose to obey. I chose to separate. I choose God every single day.
Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 6:17a
God desires our lives to be replete with His blessings. Sometimes He calls us out so He can realign us with Himself…removing the pressure to conform to a world that we’ll never be good enough for anyway. It’s the same world that will never be any good for us.
This is what the Lord says- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you what is best for you, Who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to My commands, your peace would have been like a river, Your well-being like the waves of the sea. Your descendants would have been like the sand, your children like its numberless grains; their name would never be blotted out nor destroyed before Me.” Isaiah 48:17-19
You see, It’s God’s desire to show us what’s best and to give us bounty and peace…there is also a cost when we chose not to walk in Him. That’s why I included the end of that portion of scripture…we oftentimes skip over the hard stuff, but I think that season is over and we must see what consequences could occur when we disobey. There are always consequences for everything, whether good or bad.
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent His rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in. Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. Proverbs 3:9-18