God wants to renew your passion for the “elephant” prayers in your life. (The things that are huge or that seem impossible.)
I began working on this post last week. I had one particular “elephant” in mind.
Little did I know this prophetic word from the Lord was about to unfold in a matter of a few days.
These “Elephants” can be a God-given vision, dream, plan, or word which you feel inadequate or are losing the faith it takes to see it unfold.
I have called them elephants because they seem like huge prayers that you can’t accomplish yourself. It would only be achieved with the help of God.
I had a family member slip away from God for 9 years.
I would pray for her on repeat. I knew God was the only one who would bring her back.
2 weeks ago I had a nightmare that scared me so that I woke up and my entire body was covered in goosebumps. I was shaken with fear.
I knew this was not just a bad dream or “the pizza I ate before bed”. I was dealing with a demonic spirit.
My husband and I went on a 3 day fast that week.
I was carried through the fast. I had NO desire for food. Even when I was fixing meals and snacks for the 5 kids. That’s only happened 3 times in my life, (where I was given supernatural strength to make it through a multi-day fast.) Fasting is usually VERY difficult for me.
This time was EASY. It made me curious and ask the Lord, “Why are you carrying me through this fast?” I was nervous about what was coming ahead that I would NEED this time of sacrifice and the power it brought.
On the 3rd day of the fast, I had another nightmare. This time God revealed to me I was in spiritual warfare for my family member I mentioned earlier.
The enemy wanted ALL of her. He was plaguing her mind to cut off the one thing she had left that tied her to God. She was holding on by a thread.
The enemy wanted her, but so did we. There were people who stood in the gap. Interceeding for her. Fasting for her. Crying out for her. Believing for her.
I decided to tell her what I was dealing with. I told her specific details in my dreams. What did I have to lose? Why be intimidated of what she might think of me? I spoke to her the things I felt on my heart.
It was exactly was she needed to hear and the right time. She cried and thanked God that He cared enough for her to send her a message regarding specific things she was dealing with.
This Sunday she went to church and felt the presence of God again. She was renewed with His Spirit. I believe this is only the beginning!
Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us —
Ephesians 3:20 HCSB
We never know what God is doing in someone’s heart. Only God knows that.
If God tells you to do something just do it!
God is still moving even when we can’t see it.
Don’t write off your “elephant” just yet. Ask God to renew your passion and faith you need to see it happen. Just make yourself available in willingness. God will use you where you are right now.
We need to be a vessel God can pour into and flow out of!
Go after your elephant! It is available!
Do you have a testimony of an “elephant” prayer God answered in your life? I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading!