Spirit Meat Daily Devotional by Rev Olusola Areogun
YOU MUST HAVE A “LOCUS STANDI” TO COME BEFORE GOD IN PRAYER
Text – LUKE 11:11-13
Another thing we can learn from the text in Luke 11 is that you must have a locus standi to come to your friend. He didn’t say, “Somebody that I didn’t know has just appeared,” but he said, “A friend of mine in his journey has come.” Many times, people come to Jesus as a result of their relationship with another person.
This is what is called locus standi in law. The centurion in Matthew 8 came because of his servant. He had a relationship with the sick person and went to Jesus on that basis. The Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7 came on behalf of her daughter. Jairus came because of his daughter (Mar. 5:22-24). Jesus went to Peter’s house where He healed his mother-in-law (Mat. 8:14). There’s always a relationship and that’s important.
Many people find themselves alone in their hour of crisis because they have no relationship with someone who knows God. That’s why the Bible says in Acts 4:23 that when they threatened Peter and John, they went to their own company. I can’t over-emphasize that you need to have a company of people associated with you that you are in fellowship and partnership or membership with; people who believe God, who know how to get the hearing of God, who know how to pray effective prayers and receive answers in your hour of need.
It is not just walking in any company or any group of people; it must be a group of people that can really get the hearing of God. That’s what this place is telling us. Mothers should develop their walk with God in order to be a blessing to their children and fathers should develop their walk with God to be a blessing to their children and grandchildren.
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for divine equipping not to fail men and women that are depending on my prayer power in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Leviticus 16:29-18:30, Mark 7:24-8:10, Psalm 41:1-13, Proverbs 10:15-16
Source: Spirit Meat