The praying Christian triumphs over insurmountable odds. One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised. — Josh. 23:10 NIV. Joshua recounts the extraordinary victories God wrought to the wandering Israelites as they settled into the Promised Land.
Because they carefully depended upon God, they achieved the impossible. Prayer is careful dependence on God. Prayerlessness is reckless and baseless self-confidence. It’s no
wonder we fall on our face when he neglect prayer.
You will overcome 1:1000 odds — if you pray. Don’t fret about mounting bills as you try to establish God’s promise for your calling, don’t panic and surrender, don’t bail out. If you remain steadfast, God will deliver you. Trust and wait confidently in the Lord. While you wait for the miracle, keep praying and believing.
Something the devil tries to rob us of his confidence. I just tell the devil that because of Jesus’ death I am the righteousness of God.
Yes, Mr. Horns constantly bombards us with negativity and lack of faith. When we remind him, we are declaring truth against his lies! 😀
I especially like, and agree with, the statement that prayerlessness is “reckless and baseless self-confidence.” We often don’t realize that failing to pray is essentially spitting in the face of God.
Yes… Our neglect of God is abysmal, and he is soooo patient with us.
Oh so true. Prayer has brought me through some of the toughest times of my life. I lean on Him and holds me up.
do you want to share? write a testimony, and I can post it? (btw, I make things brief, so I might edit it, but i would love to feature your testimony! It will probably encourage someone, somewhere to pray!)
I think many people don’t pray because they think they have to follow some kind of ritual to talk to God. You can talk to God anywhere, anytime.
that is another good blog idea! thank you, thank you, thank you!
You’re welcome. I look forward to reading it.
I love this blog.
God bless you!
Pastor Mike, I hope you don’t mind me reblogging this post. I hope that statement says it all.
Dear Billie, I want to THANK you for reblogging. It is an honor and it is publicity. You can reblog any time you want. Also, you can steal ideas, photos, whatever, just as long as you shed the light of Christ. 😀
Thanks Pastor Mike, but I won’t steal ideas, they are seeds that sprout rapidly from my heart that are given from others, in hope of providing freshly scented Christ blooms. 🙂
that is beautiful and poetic!
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Always love hearing your perspective on things. Thanks for sharing!
My hope is in the Lord.
Great and motivational post!
Praise the Lord!
You have no idea how much I needed that encouragement today. Thank you! I always love your blog!!
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I often forget that prayer is a weapon and a defense. At times, I don’t say anything out of fear for coming to God with a “hasty heart,” (because I just want to say what I have to say, nothing more.) But victory is preferrable (and not guaranteed without The Father), so I must pray.
This message is so reassuring and telling—of me. The latter part, “Don’t fret about mounting bills as you try to establish God’s promise for your calling, don’t panic…,” I found myself doing. But since then my focus has changed. Thank you for this wise passage, a confirmation for me. God bless you.
Praise Him! Great to meet you!
Thank you for this posting. Reading it today was especially timely for me. I have begun to think about what happens in heaven as we pray. I find comfort that Jesus and the Holy Spirit also make intercession on our behalf. I have such peace in the midst of the most difficult season of my life (my wilderness) and I am covered. God bless you and may He enlarge your territory!
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