In Acts 10 we read about a man named Cornelius who at 3 p.m. in the afternoon had a vision. He was a Roman captain who gave generously to the poor and “prayed to God regularly” — likely at 3 p.m. every day. Batterson says, his “prayer habit kept him dialed into God’s frequency and set the stage for this vision.”
I don’t think it was coincidental, do you? “When you pray regularly, you never know when God will show up or speak up. Today could be the day. When you live in a prayer mode, you live with holy anticipation. You know that coincidences are providences. Any moment can turn into a holy moment. God can invade the reality of your life at 3 p.m. one afternoon and change everything.” (p.65). It began with a perplexing vision that caused Peter to take a step of faith. God had commanded him to “Kill and eat!” unclean animals, reptiles, and birds. He protested having always been kosher. But risking his reputation by breaking an age-old ban on so much as entering the house of a wretched Gentile, Peter obeyed and went.
“That one small step proved to be a giant leap. As Batterson reminds, “That doorframe was a wormhole. The nanosecond that Peter crossed that threshold, all Gentiles were given complete access to the gospel.” For those of us who are not Jewish, our “spiritual genealogy traces back to this moment.” Unprecedented, perplexing, and sometimes uncontrollable surprises happen when we pray regularly. Change history. Start today. Praying regularly makes all the difference in the world.
(Quotations from The Circle Maker (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011–a great book, buy it now!)
David F. Nixon, D.Min.
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