I don't know if it is just me, but, it seems like I am seeing some major answers to serious problems that I have prayed about. I am writing this, not to brag on my praying, but to make the observation that God really does listen to our prayers and He does want to intervene.
I sense that there is a defeatist attitude in some Christians. Maybe it is more like fatalism. Not sure. I see a lot of anger going on because of what is happening in the political realm. I have joined in with this as well. But I am wondering if we spent more time praying for the situations at hand, what would God do? Do we really believe Him for the impossible? Do we think that life's situations are too hard for Him to handle, or do we think that He just really doesn't care? Maybe we take the attitude that says that we are in the end times, so it really doesn't matter what we do anymore because the world will end quickly, and Jesus will come right back to earth when that happens.
Of course, we know that Jesus could come back any second, and we need to be ready. But until then, Jesus wants us to occupy. He doesn't want us sitting around waiting for the rapture. We need to be ready for His return, and we need to be preparing others to be ready for His return.
Anyway, I am impressed with the idea of praying and fasting. The Bible mentions fasting and seems to be related with breaking the bonds that people are stuck in. I wonder what would happen if we all fasted and prayed, or even if we just sought God on what He wants us to do.
Praying can become like a ritual, if we are not careful. We pray because we know that is what we are supposed to do. God wants to have a relationship with us. He will make His word alive in our hearts as we seek Him.
The term 'prayer warriors' makes sense. We are in a spiritual battle, and praying is one of the weapons we use (see Ephesians 5). The Enemy of our souls hates it when we pray. I am sure he really hates it when we fast and pray.
I am just a nobody who prays (not even perfectly). Imagine if 100s of people who love God, prayed. Mountains would be moved. The Enemy would be displaced. God would be glorified.
Let's take up the armor God has given us, and be diligent and vigilant in fighting in this spiritual battle today!
A long time ago, I saw this book that came out. I have to admit, I have not read it, but, the title of it has been so inspiring to me. One day, I should take the time to read this book. It has a pretty good recommendation as well.
|Book with good reviews|
|I have read this book|
and it is very good!
|My favorite book|
outside of the Bible
|If you ever need inspiration|
to pray, watch this video!