I remember I was lying on my bed praying, when I suddenly had the revelation that God cared what I thought of Him. I could hardly comprehend this!
I was always concerned about what God thought of me, but finding out that He cared about what I thought of Him overwhelmed me with love.
Only after this did I begin to notice how important it was to God that people knew Him for who he really is. I began to see that some of the great men in scripture would pray that God would remember his promises to Israel and that He should consider what the enemies of Israel would say about Him if he forgot His promises. God always answered because He really does care what we think about Him.
I was reading the book of Isaiah yesterday, chapter 62 and was struck by verses 6 and 7 that say “You, who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves; give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth”
Reading this verse it is evident that God is saying that we should remind Him of his promises and give Him no rest until he establishes the promise He has made! It feels disrespectful to even think this way about our Father, but this is in His word and He wants us to do this.
Jesus says something similar in a parable on prayer in Luke: 11, verses 5 to 10. We are again encouraged to persist in prayer, to keep asking and knocking.
I our breakthrough our healing our victory is right before us. If it’s promised in the Word of God and we cry out to God for the fulfilment of the promise, God has staked His reputation on the fact that He will hear our prayer and if we fulfil our side of the bargain He will fulfil His.
I can’t help thinking that the more fervent we are in demanding the fulfilment of promise, the more we will see miracles happen.
It’s what God is looking for.