Sunday, August 9, 2015

Weapons of Warfare

During the past few weeks, the Holy Spirit has really been convicting me concerning my prayer life. Oh... I pray! But sometimes it seems like carving out time for prayer is difficult. It is easier to "pray without ceasing" and that is Biblical right? But so is going into your closet to pray....

Over the years I have tried multiple tools, prayer journals, read books, etc... to help me get on track with my prayer life. And I guess, its been kind of like a roller coaster with ups and downs, twists and turns, depending on the season I am in.

But in today's world, can a person survive without a constant and steady prayer life?
It is easy to get depressed, discouraged, and at times even losing hope. There are battles everywhere - in the home, out of the home, and all around. I want to be a Woman of Prayer! I want to approach the Throne of God boldly, and ask knowing I will receive what God has for me. There may be so many blessings, I am forfeiting simply because I am not praying.  There may be battles lost, because I am not at the forefront bringing the matter to God in prayer, or because I give up too soon. God says, "ask and you shall receive"
and "ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss."

Just today, as I was reading my Bible and journaling and struggling with a problem that seems to be escalating, I felt God speaking to me about prayer. One of the verses I read was II Cor. 10:4
"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds."
This is a very familiar verse to me, yet today, I was reading it in a different translation and Boy! Did it stand out! My weapon at the moment needs to be prayer! It is all I need, and really all I have. It is the only thing that can resolve the situation I am in.

A few hours later, UPS brought a package. I was a bit surprised because I wasn't really expecting anything, but what came was sooo exciting! It was like God was affirming what I felt like the Holy Spirit has been saying. 

And this is what was in it!!

      

I just can't tell you how excited I am. Along with these to review this month I also have a copy of the new book War Room.  All these books kind of go together and the theme - PRAYER! So friends, I can't wait to read them and share them with you.

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