When you workout physically and you know you are just about done, what do you do? You push it! You push it because you know you’re almost done. You put your all into the last 5 seconds of whatever you’re doing, just one more push up, one more rep, one last burst on the treadmill … you give your all. Well, we only have 4 more days left of this fast. Push it! Dig deep and get passionate about whatever you are believing God for.
I love how the author of Hebrews describes Jesus prayers, because it is a good example of what our prayers should look like. Check this out in Hebrews 5:7:
7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Now read it again … Now read it again and let it sink in … Now read it again and imagine what it looked like. He regularly communicated with God and he made requests to God. AND when he did, it was with fervent cries and tears. Yes, this is saying that Jesus sometimes ugly cried while praying. He didn’t care what anyone thought. Who was he praying to? This says the one who could save him from death. The one that holds the keys to life and death holds the power. Why was he heard? Because of his reverent submission. Because he trusted God with every aspect of his life. He believed that God’s decision on every issue had His good in mind and those that were around Him in mind as well.
This is why the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Because His prayers had a passion and beauty and relationship that they didn’t have. When was the last time you got passionate in your prayer. Do whatever you have to do to cry out to Him. Lock yourself in a closet, go for a drive by yourself, go to the beach (no one will be there … it’s too cold right now). Do whatever you have to do … you won’t regret it. In these last couple of days of the fast. PUSH IT!