I know it’s Christmas week…but I can’t help it but recharge and pray. The more time I take to recharge in the Lord, the more I notice there is a spiritual battle that He assigned for me to pray. As a first generation Christian in my family, there is a lot I got to learn through my own times with God and with the awesome help of those God used through the church. There is still a lot for me to learn, it never ends. But one thing I know, we are in a spiritual battle, and we must pray for ourselves, people we care about, people we come in contact with, our leaders (bosses, pastors, presidents, governors, husbands/future husbands, etc), and those the Lord puts in our hearts.
Let me share scripture: “
Friends, I just want to do a wake up call to pray more often, or if you are new to prayer, please learn, spend more time with those who like to pray, and maybe even read about everything you can on prayer. I didn’t become a person who likes to pray out of simply the grace of God, I also had to choose to pray and learn about it. I also notice that I need a lot of the help of God in order to do everything he wants me to do. Not only that, but in those times when almost nobody knew me, in those times when I was not leading any bible study group, nor was I a part of the prayer team in church, during times when I started building my relationship with God, I would just pray in my room or in my walks because there were a lot of things to pray about. And the more I noticed God answered small prayers, the more faith I received to pray for the impossible types of prayer. So, what I’m trying to say is that, you don’t have to wait until you have a hardship to ask someone to pray for you or to learn about prayer, you don’t have to have a calling for ministry, or be the only Christian in your family, or lead a bible study group, in order to feel responsible to pray, no, you must pray at all times. Prayer is not just for those who are in spiritual leadership positions, it’s for all to do, it’s a way to communicate with God and a way to destroy what the enemy is trying to do by using the name of Jesus.
Maybe all is good for you and your family right now, and I’m glad it is. Maybe all of your family members are saved and are doing God’s will. I’m glad about that. But there are families that are suffering, let’s open our eyes and pray for each other more often. Let’s ask the Lord to let us know what to and who to pray for. Let’s be real when someone is asking how things are going and how they can pray for us. I’ve been as real as possible because the spiritual battle is very real.
I’m noticing that for me, the enemy has been attacking my thoughts or my family this year, it’s on and off, it hurts my soul in a deep way. Every trial a person is going through, makes me want to pray harder, I sometimes wonder why the injustice, why do they have to suffer? and why am I so sad about it? God makes prayer warriors compassionate in order to be able to pray. And it’s been tough for me to be in the background praying. Why? because I don’t always see immediate results of what I pray for, sometimes I do but not all the time. I’m still waiting on God to heal some things that my family are going through. Above all, I know the Lord is building a bigger trust in me towards him, a trust in him that will not go astray with what I see and feel. I trust that he is working in my heart and in the hearts of those I care about, as some things need time in order to come to pass.
With all trials and waiting seasons, I have learned that the Lord is not the creator of pain and suffering, but he can use it all to draw our hearts towards him. As we wait for our prayers to be answered and see the results in our natural eyes, we must pray and be reminded that the spiritual battle is against the enemy and the darkness/blindness he causes.
That’s all I got, I’m going to watch the “War Room.” But before I go, thank you for praying for me, the will of God, and for my family, prayers are very appreciated!! 🙂 I will continue to pray for many of you as the Lord leads.