Who Are You Fighting For…?
If you aren’t praying for guidance or strength today, who is praying for guidance and strength for you? If you aren’t praying for you and you make poor decisions today, those decisions are not likely just for today. Decisions last. Decisions build on one another.
If I don’t bother to pray for a loved one I know is off the tracks, today’s decisions are likely to be more destructive than they would have been. If I am not praying for his protection/her protection…who is?
How many days have you neglected to pray? Maybe you have prayed faithfully but now…you are discouraged and feel your prayers have “done no good”, so you haven’t prayed for someone for days…or even months. Years?
Would you feel safe if you knew our soldiers were fighting for our freedom in a very crucial war but just got tired of the fight and took the day off? Think the enemy advanced today? What about if they took the week off, or two months? Think the enemy has been more bold in the battle plan…has advanced in ways they would not have, had they known they were up against a determined troop?
I think our problem might be that (until we are in the thick of it) we don’t really believe it is a war and…we don’t believe our spiritual weapons make that much of a difference. When we do get into the thick of it, we pray and don’t see perceivable results. So, since we lack something tangible …prayer doesn’t seem real or effective. God’s Word has seemingly lost its punch.
So we quit for a while….maybe just days…maybe months…or years.
If I was the enemy of your soul…that would be my strategy. I would work to get you to lose heart…to become exhausted and discouraged.
The very encouragement you need to keep on fighting, comes from the very weapons you are too discouraged to reach for. The very thing your loved one needs to stay out of the next step of destruction, is your prayer for protection.
After all, as your enemy, I would get two for one. Discourage you and leave your loved one unprotected. If I strategically keep that going long enough, the circle just gets broader.
Families…and then generations…lost.
If you long for victory…start fighting the battle with the right weapons!
Let me suggest that you pray these Scriptures daily for your family and for yourself. They are God’s Word…how could they be empty prayers? The Scriptures will encourage you to keep praying for yourself and…for your loved ones!
You won’t be so prone to lay down your MIGHTY weapons:
Micah 7:7-8 (NASB77) 7 But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. 8 Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.
Psalm 138:7 (NASB) 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.
Need to know that God is working in your life and the lives of those you love? Here you go:
Jeremiah 24:7 (NASB) 7 ‘I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.
Deuteronomy 30:6 (NASB) 6 “The LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Ezekiel 36:26 (NASB) 26 “ I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.