As they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
So they fasted and prayed; and then they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
I often wonder how much more we would hear from the Holy Spirit if, as communities of Christ followers, we spent more time in earnest prayer, fasting, and worshipping.
I think there’s so much more for us. So much more meaning. So much more life that we are missing out on because we’re not really listening.
In my experience, whenever I’ve prayed for the same thing everyday for even just ten days….supernatural movement happens.
How often I pray for something a couple of times before pathetically petering out. Or I spend a matter of minutes in worship. Or I fast for like an hour…No wonder I don’t see more of the “hand” of God moving.
When set up against the gift of life itself, as well as His self-sacrificing perfect love, God doesn’t really ask for much. Yet we tend to give Him our leftover energy…if we even have any at the end of the day to give.
And so we miss out on the life we could have.
Not out of punishment necessarily, but out of our failure to claim what is ours for the sharing–the very Life of God.