Blog 77 / Our High Calling

Praying With Rejoicing Faith

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say again: Rejoice.” Phil 4:4. NIV

In my many years with GRN, I have always appreciated that the staff has never seemed overawed or deterred by impossibilities. Field teams have gone to the ends of the earth and have attempted things that seemed utterly impossible because they knew God would not fail them.

They believed God and His promises and gave thanks for what He would do long before they saw the answers.

The key to our ministry is not wishful thinking or even hard work. It is living by spiritual principles upon which the mission was built, knowing they are still relevant for today’s work and essential for tomorrow’s advances.

One of those principles is to seek God’s will before embarking on a new project. Our work must always be done in joyful union with His will. Another is faith, which allows us to believe and act upon what God has said and promised. Then there is the principle of rejoicing, the joyful overflow of a heart that knows, even during the deepest trial, God will not fail.

Effective prayer combines each of these principles. Praying in union with His will must be mixed with faith for without faith it is impossible to please God. And faith needs to be seasoned with rejoicing. Nothing knocks the wind out of the enemy’s sails like rejoicing faith. It confirms our confidence in God and shows we are not deterred by obstacles Satan puts in our path.

Rejoicing faith means that as we pray, we can joyfully thank God now for answers yet to be seen. It was rejoicing faith that enabled Paul and Silas to sing praises in a Philippian jail, and it is rejoicing faith that will enable GRN workers to face impossibilities and overcome them against all odds.

How can we ever count all the blessings and advances in this ministry that have resulted from prayer coupled with rejoicing faith? And how can we ever begin to envision all the countless blessings and advances yet to come? In the face of each new impossibility, we too can act on God’s promises, which allow us to declare with rejoicing faith, “It shall be done!”

Colin Stott

GRN Global Prayer Coordinator



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
Travel the world through prayer – Blog 76
lord break me – Blog 75
we do not have because we do not ask – Blog 74
our prayers reveal our heart – Blog 73
The Church of the Living God – Blog 72
make room for the longings of god’s heart – Blog 71
It’s a wonderful life- Blog 70
when we pray for the lost – blog 69
sugar cubes and prayer – blog 68
more than meets the eye – blog 67
praising god before he answers – blog 66
Praying For God’s Glory Will Cost Us – blog 65
rejoicing over god with singing – blog 64
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 63
the glorious end God has in mind- blog 62
No Place LIke Home – blog 60
finishing well – blog 59
are we known as formidible opponents? – blog 58
Thy Kingdom Come – blog 57
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1