The theme for “Open Heaven Daily Devotional November 16 2022 is ”Touching God III”.
Here is today’s Open Heaven Daily Devotional November 16 2022 designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Pastor E.A Adeboye, meditate on the word of God and endeavor to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
SCRIPTURE: Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. Matthew 15:28 (KJV)
You can touch God with your prayers. In our Bible reading for today, Bartimaeus cried until Jesus stood still. Jesus was touched by Bartimaeus persistently calling Him.There are gentlemanly prayers – which people pray softly, sophisticatedly, with big grammar and careful diction.
There are also those prayers that can touch God – usually persistent in nature. In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus gave an example of a prayer that would definitely touch God. In fact, He said that the prayer would touch even a wicked fellow, not to mention God.
Some people pray for a while and stop when they haven’t gotten their miracle. Why are you stopping? Do you have another option apart from God? I have had the privilege of going to see some Presidents and when you get there you cannot be in a hurry. You get there before the time of appointment that was given to you, yet you may have to wait for some time before you get to see the President. On some occasions, it is the President who wanted to see me, yet I had to wait. How can you then go before the President of Presidents and say because He hasn’t attended to your request yet, you want to leave? If you leave, who will be affected? God remains God whether you pray or not, but you are nothing without Him. When you tarry in the place of prayer, He is touched and then gives you whatever you want.
In Matthew 15:22-28, we read the story of a woman who kept crying to Jesus to heal her daughter. She cried so much that Jesus’ disciples were irritated and asked Him to send her away. This did not stop her from praying. At last, Jesus was touched and she got her miracle. How desperate are you to get your miracle? If you are really desperate, it will show in the way you pray. It will show in how long you pray. Many people are still struggling with their problems because they stopped praying too early. Let that not be your story.
Open Heavens 16 November 2022 Key Point
If you want to touch God with your prayers, then you have to pray persistently.