Day Ten of Unbroken Prayers
After Ehud, Shamgar, son of Anath, rescued Israel. He once killed 600 Philistines with an ox goad.
~ Judges 3:31
Think about the idea of 600-to-one odds. The scripture says 600 people are trying to assassinate Shamgar. How did Shamgar pull this off? How did he beat the odds that were stacked against him?
It seems as though Shamgar started where he was. He was on a farm in a field. And he seemingly turns a cornfield into a battlefield. Wouldn’t you agree that the temptation in life for most of us is to say, “If I was somewhere else… If I was in ‘this’ place or ‘that’ place, then life would be so much better.”
But Shamgar simply started where he was. He didn’t have a position of power. He didn’t have a military background. He realized that if anything was going to change in his life concerning his future, concerning his destiny, and concerning his purpose, he couldn’t sit around and wait for some big opportunity. He couldn’t sit around and wait for some miraculous door to open up. He had to start right where he was.
Imagine what your life could be like if you could get ahold of that today. If you could begin to say, “I’m going to start right where I am. It’s not desirable. It’s not what I wanted. It’s not what I hoped I would have. But here I am, as difficult as it is, I’m going to start right where I am.”
Many people don’t pray simply because they don’t know where to start. Can I help you out? You don’t need a theology degree to pray to God. You don’t need to attend a seminary school to commune with the Lord. I want to encourage you to take a page from the book of Shamgar today. Simply start right where you are!
Today's Point of Prayer & Intercession:
Pray for your church family, your pastor, and the pastoral staff
Pray for your church’s finances and revival in next gen ministries
Pray for revival in your city, school, and workplace
Now my eyes will be open, and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. ~ 2 Chronicles 7:15
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.~ Acts 12:5
While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill— ~ Daniel 9:20
We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:2
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11
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. ~ Matthew 18:19