“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.”–Psalm 50:10-12
Bible study and prayer are the two most important things that a Christian can do. We cannot neglect these and expect to be victorious. For that reason we need this reminder from the pen of Paul Chappell:
“The renowned teacher Harry Ironside was in a prayer meeting for a seminary at which he often lectured. The school was in critical need of $10,000 to keep the work going, and a group of men were praying together for this need. Ironside prayed, “Lord, you own the cattle on a thousand hills. Please sell come of those cattle to help us meet this need.” Shortly after the prayer meeting, a check for $10,000 arrived at the school, sent days earlier by a friend who had no idea of the urgent need or of Ironside’s prayer. The man simply said the money came from the sale of some of his cattle!
The popular teaching in our day of the “prosperity Gospel” is completely false. It is not God’s will and plan for every Christian to be rich. However, it is also true that when we pray, we are making our request to Someone who has unlimited resources. None of our needs pose any challenge to His ability to meet them. You will never offer a prayer that will require God to dig into His reserves to answer. He has more than enough for every need.
Andrew Murray wrote: Beware in your prayer, above everything, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. The things that are impossible for us are fully possible for Him. Yet too often we pray small prayers, not expecting God to do great and mighty things. His loving nature and almighty power have not changed. God is still in the business of hearing and answering big prayers.– When you pray, make sure that your requests are made in view of all that God can do—don’t settle for less than He has for you.”
Prayer is the energy and life of the soul. It is the invincible armor which shields the devoted Christian from the poisoned missiles shot forth from the batteries of Hell. It is the mighty weapon with which he fights life’s battles unto victory. He who lives in prayer — reigns triumphant.–Charles Orr