Think of Joseph; he was in the pit one day and the next day he was in the palace!  Think of Daniel; he was in the lion’s den one night and the next day he’s like a Prime Minister!  Think of Esther; she is just an orphan girl but over a process of time, suddenly she becomes the Queen and the woman that brings change to a whole nation!

In Acts 16, we read of Paul and Silas who were persecuted and thrown into prison.  ‘But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.’

Right now there are people around you that are listening to you.  They are imprisoned! Some of you are in prison! You are bound by your past.  You have some past mindset that no longer serve you and support you.

Paul and Silas were in prison too but here is the greatest key for transformation.  They were praying and singing hymns to God. That’s where change happens because when you worship you’re pre-occupied with God; you’re focussed on God.

Paul and Silas were in a waiting room waiting for a breakthrough. In the waiting they decided to BE worshippers instead of wailers.  They decided to pray instead of complain. The godly decisions they made determined their destiny! It’s who you are in your waiting season that will cause the speed or the delay for the door to open for you!

Prayer and worship will release the supernatural into your life!  Prayer and worship will activate your faith so you will be able to believe and receive.  Prayer and worship will open the portals of heaven so you can experience your ‘suddenlies’!

Acts 16:26-27, ‘Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.  And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open…’

The prison doors were open!!!  This is the season of double doors open in favour for you to walk through!  You can walk through or you can stay a prisoner.

Acts 16:28-30, ‘But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”  Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.  And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”’

How did the prison guard know about being saved?  Paul and Silas had been singing and praying about it!  ‘Don’t hide your light under a bushel’, says the Lord. Their godly decision determined the destiny of the prison guard and his entire household.  Your assignment will happen at the speed of you making godly decisions!  Step forward into the calling and purpose of God for you!

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