“…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]” – James 5:16 (AMP)
Have you ever carefully considered the fact that there’s enough power in you to turn any situation around in your favor? This is what James 5:16 indicates. You can change anything because the divine power necessary to cause that change is already inside you; it was deposited in you the moment you received the Holy Spirit into your life: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” (Acts 1:8) The word “power” here, refers to dynamic ability to cause changes.
However, the presence of this power alone doesn’t guarantee its availability. For example, you can be present with someone, but not available to that person. It’s like a man, who, though is in the house, is not available to his wife: he’s in the living room, reading a newspaper, and his wife is talking to him, but he’s not listening. He’s present with her, but not available to her! This illustration enables us to know that being present is not the same as being available. To be available is to give your attention and cooperation.
So how do I make that power available? You may ask. The answer is in James 5:16: “…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available…”(Amplified Bible) This doesn’t refer to the hurried prayer you do at your dinner table or while rushing to work. Jesus referred to this kind of prayer in Matthew 6:6. It’s done with so much passion and emotion, and for that reason you may have to separate yourself from everybody. Jesus prayed like this so many times. No wonder the power of God was always available to Him throughout His earthly ministry.
Set yourself to pray like this often-earnestly, fervently, passionately and intensely; and watch yourself move from one level of glory to another, as you walk in the supernatural everyday of your life.
I carry in me the dynamic ability to cause changes, and I unlock this power as I pray earnestly today, bringing the dynamic ability and power of God to bear in my life and upon every situation where I desire a change. Amen.
Further Study: Matthew 26:36; Philippians 4:6