DO YOU BELIEVE ?
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:12
God is able “to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think” Ephesians 3:20
“Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
“You do not have because you do not ask.” James 4:2
“Draw near with confidence to the throne of grace” Hebrews 4:16
“But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” Matthew. 17:21
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7
What are you petitioning God for in this new year? Are you desiring to go into the land promised to you by the Lord? Whatever you are taking to the Lord in prayer, refuse to advance without His presence and intimate fellowship with Him. Refuse to view other people as a structure to build your own platform. Value the relationships God has cultivated in your life. Give honour to them without idolising them, all the while maintaining that deep personal relationship with God, giving thanks to Him in everything.
Moses understood that unless the Lord went with them there was no point going anywhere. Same goes with us, unless we know we are hearing rightly from God, then spend more time in prayer, prayer and fasting if necessary until breakthrough comes. It will, if you are serious and have a humble and contrite heart.
“If your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. For how will it be known that I have found favour in Your sight, I and your People? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we will be distinguished, I and Your people, from all the people who are on the face of the earth?” Exodus 33:15-16
Remember also, vague prayers are inferior to specific ones.