Luke 2:36-38 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but SERVED GOD WITH FASTINGS AND PRAYERS night and day. 38 And she COMING IN THAT INSTANT gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
One of the most significant events in the early life of Jesus was when his parents brought Him to the Temple to present Him to the Lord. At the very moment Jesus was dedicated in the temple, Anna, a prophetess, came into the Temple. She was right on time with the most significant thing God was involved with on Earth in her day. The reason she was in sync with and aligned with what God was doing was because she served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Some people believe others are at the right place and at the right time simply because of luck. Luck is success brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. Most of the time what people call luck is really where preparedness and opportunity meet. God will provide our opportunities but we must stay prepared through prayer. In Luke 19:41-46 Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem and said they knew not the time of their visitation. They were not prepared to be a part of what God was doing in their time and in their day. They missed the visitation of the Son of God and Son of Man. Right after He said that He went into the temple and cast out those that were buying and selling which was a away people would exchange money for an animal to sacrifice. The issue wasn’t so much the buying and selling but the “busyness”to the neglect of prayer.
If you are concerned about missing God’s purpose for your life or if you do not want to be living outside of God’s present happenings in the earth, rise up and be instant in prayer. “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer Romans 12:12.”