A Steadfast Spirit in Prayer
- Friday, June 14, 2013
Realize that you are not alone. There is a battlefield of the mind. Many of us are facing a battle one way or another. We need a steadfast and persevering spirit in intense warfare. We need to believe God’s truth rather than the enemy’s lies. What should we do in times of warfare? Here are a few suggestions:
• Put on worship music, sing to the Lord, and praise Him in the midst of difficulty. This will touch your spirit and impact your emotions (Ephesians 5:19-20). Listen to peaceful, quiet worship music. If you are getting fearful over situations in your personal life, the economy, weather conditions, or terrorism, this is an incredible way to stay in God’s peace in the midst of battle.
• Speak God’s Word over your personal difficulties. Speak God’s Word over your life and the lives of those around you. Speak God’s Word over your nation. You are aligning your heart with God’s heart as you speak it out loud.
You may feel the intensity of spiritual warfare. It may be hard to hold steady in prayer. Landmines are going off all around you. Negative thoughts are trying to invade your mind. God is inviting you into deeper intimacy by teaching you to take your thoughts captive through prayer. He wants to strengthen your arms in war. Don’t give up. Persevere in prayer. Your breakthrough may be right around the corner.
Be steadfast in spirit as you face the battlefield of the mind. He will keep you in perfect peace as you take your thoughts captive through prayer. God will help you step around those land mines safely and victoriously when you trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3).
"There is an anointing for fellowship with God in confrontation that births a bestowing of Kingdom in our hearts. Kingdom is given to us in the violence of confrontation. The Kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force (see Matthew 11:12). We need a godly violence in our hearts that says, “We are not going to be moved; this is what we believe in. We are going to stand here; we are not moving. We are standing here, and we are believing God.”
*This Article First Published 6/14/2013
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