by Lenny Ports

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How Desperate Are We for God? (2 of 4)
Series: Fast and Furious
Lenny Ports
1 Samuel 1:1-20

What I love about some of the statistics that I am about to share with you, is that although only 50 to 60% of people really believe in God, a staggering statistic shows that 82% of adults and 89% of teenagers pray in a normal week.

You can take prayer out of schools, but kids will still pray during tests! I remember being in school, I always prayed before my tests. No moment of silence will do.

Although only a little more than half the people in the world really believe in God, interestingly, on a plane who's engines have failed, it has been found the number increases to 100%!

Come on, you know what I mean. You are the first one your non-believing loved ones call up when they are needing a miracle.

For you that believe (which I believe is all of you), I want to help you in your walk with God today. We need to get past a ho-hum Christianity and begin again to experience the excitement of expectation!

When you talk about prayer, most people view it as a necessary discipline. If we were all honest with each other, we would admit that on a whole our prayer life is routine or usual or ordinary. It may be a daily discipline but it is not a delight.

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry (or his ears listen to their cries for help.)

Be ENCOURAGED - when you pray, God hears and is ready to act!

When we pray and fast our spirit begins to take the forefront. In my experience over the last week of praying and fasting, the Lord has begun the work of ''breaking my heart.''

You might say, why would the Lord want to break your heart, when He said He came to heal the brokenhearted?

The answer is simply this: Sometimes we need to be broken in order that we may experience His healing. Psalm 51: 15 O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For You do not desire sacrif ...

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