Prayer/Our First Line of Defense

Is anyone else like me? Sometimes I feel as if I have a large number of things to do, problems to be solved, or questions, questions, questions in my mind. What should I do about this? How could I have handled that better? How will I ever get to that area in my life? Will it ever come? What can I do to help my friend with this problem they have? Welcome to the first line of defense in Spiritual warfare. Prayer

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear form heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14 NIV

This is a scripture I rest on when I am praying for things that might seem insurmountable for me and need reminding that God does hear me and wants me to seek His face for assistance. I do have to take care of my “stuff” first though and come with a humble heart so He has an open door to be able to do HIS STUFF!

The next step would be to trust (go back to prior blog called “Trust” to learn more) and see how God is going to take care of my request along with being prepared for it not to look like I thought He would. He often does things greater than I could have imagined because that’s just the way He operates. “….With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 NIV I’m going to pause here to say that the power of praise also can’t be forgotten, I’m hearing Chris Tomlin’s, “Indescribable” currently playing through my mind. (No small feat because my grandson is currently watching “Dinosaur Train” on PBS and listening to the show lyrics over and over! :0)

Back to “all things…”I’m remembering Exodus 14:13, where “Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.” Again, praying is the easy part, the praising and having faith during the waiting season can be the hard part. That would be why I suggest praying, praising, declaring and praising all the way through until you see the answer come.

It definitely helps to remember Romans 4:17, “As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” he is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed–the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not. This helps me with the “faith thing” too since I need to be reminded that God is a creator and can call things into existence that might not have ever been before. Who am I to ask how He wants it to be done?

If your warrior’s heart is like mine, I like to have something I can actively do to participate in the “calling things that are not as though they are” phase. My solution is to always have some scriptures I’m standing on and audibly speak these out to enable me to stay in a posture of faith. Along with the power or Praise too!

Now, I hope you all don’t mind, but I think I’m going to join my grandson in learning about this Dinosaur Train thing that he seems to love so much! Don’t forget to comment or like on the site please!

By slang3360

Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, and lover of the Lord.

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