I’ve been following John Bevere on Twitter. He is full of great things to say and posts links to his blog. He posted a blog post that was so good, I’m going to describe it to you, then tell you to go read it yourself!
For several months, John Bevere was waking up early to pray two hours each day. He was spending his prayer time praying to “lead multitudes to salvation, to speak His Word, and to see people set free.”
After a while, God spoke to John. “Son,” He said, “your prayers are off target.” God told John that Judas had done all of those things, but he ended up in hell. John should change what he was praying for.
God lead him to the story of Moses. In the story, God told Moses to guide the Israelites into the Promise Land and that an Angle would guide them. Moses said,
“If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.”
Exodus 33:15 NKJV
Moses wanted God’s presence more than the land of milk and honey. He wanted God’s presence more than doing great things for God.
We need to be the same way. If we lead millions to Christ and raise people from the dead and pray for the sick and see them healed, that’s no guarantee that we will be welcomed into heaven. God’s presence and relationship in our lives is more important than the miracles we see and the blessings we receive.
Remember that a relationship with God is far greater than anything else He can ever do in us or through us.
John Bevere’s post is a fantastic read and you should drop everything you’re doing right now and go read it!