This past week, the Lord was speaking to me about restoration. He even had me send out a prayer of restoration to our ministry partners on Monday morning.
Later that day, I checked my emails to find a friend had sent an offering to my personal PayPal account.
She followed up the offering with a text that said, “Sent an offering. I wanted to send it to someone I KNEW would receive and pray for…”
My first thought was, “I am so humbled that she felt I would diligently pray for her prayer request.” I was thankful she trusted me with the desires of her heart. As I meditated on this action the Lord showed me something.
He showed me that in this time of restoration it is vital who we are aligned with. This friend and I are aligned in covenant…in our giving and in our prayers. We have been for many years. Each time we give. Each time we pray for one another – that covenant becomes more and more strong and more settled.
My friend knew I would pray for her family the same way I pray for mine, with diligent, fervent prayers. She also knew I wouldn’t stop until we saw the manifestation of that prayer. She was right.
I take covenant very seriously. Those I am in covenant with, I pray for diligently. Those who are in covenant with our ministry, I pray diligently for them and their family. All the time. It is not unusual for someone to call me, text me, or email me late at night or in the wee hours of the morning for prayer. I am happy to join in prayer with those God has aligned me to.
Eccl. 4:9-12 says; Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Matthew 18:19 says; Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
As I have already said this week, there is awesome power in prayer. And there is great power when you have someone to come into agreement with you. Not just someone who says they will pray for you – someone who agrees with you totally. Someone who prays for you and your family with the same diligence they pray for their own family. Not everyone does that. It’s a sign of covenant.
I don’t have many friends like that, but I do have a few. I know when I call them, they pray for me and my family as if we were their own. Why? We are aligned by covenant. A covenant that can’t be broken. Most of us do not talk daily or weekly. That doesn’t matter. The covenant remains intact and we keep each other covered.
Today, I want to talk to you about alignment. Who are you aligned with? Do you trust them to pray for you when you need it most? Will they agree totally with you? Will they pray and then speak only what you want to see? Does their life line up with God and His word?
Amos 3:3 says; two cannot walk together unless they are in agreement. Who are you walking with today?
We are in a time of restoration. Alignment is important. Having someone in agreement with you is important. Make sure you are properly aligned. Make sure whomever you are aligned with is declaring restoration over you and your family. And if someone trusts you enough to sow into you and pray with you – pray for them and their family as you would your own family. Stand with them until they see the fulfillment of their prayers. Stand firm in covenant. Remember Eccl. 4:9 says; two are better than one, for they have a reward for their labor.
Meditate on this:
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:14