“You can do more than pray, after you have prayed, but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed.”[i] (author unknown)
Notice in this verse in Acts that the disciples knew that they could do no more than pray first and then preach.
Ac 6:1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. Ac 6:2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Ac 6:3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. Ac 6:4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
History and the future belong to the intercessors. That’s because the real struggle is spiritual, not physical. Those who know this are the true subversives, guerrillas of the Spirit, moving kingdoms and creation from their knees.[ii]
[i] Patterson, B., & Goetz, D. L. (1999). Deepening your conversation with God. The Pastor’s Soul Series (Vol. 7, p. 20). Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers.
[ii] Patterson, B., & Goetz, D. L. (1999). Deepening your conversation with God. The Pastor’s Soul Series (Vol. 7, p. 22). Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers.
Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 4:14 AM CDT