Happy Wednesday and Happy Fall! Eek! This weather in Georgia is so refreshing lately! My 10,000 steps a day are suddenly so much more enjoyable!
I love how God brings seasons. He is so creative, isn't He?
If you are reading along with us in the Daily Walk Bible, we have finally landed in the New Testament. And everyone said Amen!
Don't get me wrong, I love the good O. T., but there is NOTHING like the Words of Jesus in the N.T.
I could soak in the book of Matthew for days and days and days and never get tired of it.
If you are not following along, it is a good time to start reading with us! You can find our bible here. Guaranteed the best $12 you will ever spend!
On this beautiful Wednesday morning, I want you to know, I pray for you often. Yes, you.
In the words of the late great Elvis Presley, You are always on my mind. (cheesy, i know)
God brings you to my heart so often on those daily steps I take and I am burdened with your burdens. I am overwhelmed by your circumstances. I grieve the things you are grieving.
But, it doesn't stop there. I release those burdens to the Lord in prayer. I ask Him to be your Comforter, Your Peace. Your Compass. Your Hope.
I have been forever changed by women in my life who pray.
I know first hand the POWER of prayer.
Years ago, I read the book of Job. The words that seared into my heart were:
"when Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before! Job 42:10
There is so much TRUTH in these words.
Only in God's Kingdom can praying for others restore your own heart in the process.
I will never ever understand how it works, but it does.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
When we pray for others something shifts in the spiritual world. Strongholds are loosened. The enemy runs. Power is released from Heaven. God's perfect Will is done.
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. -The Lord's Prayer
I challenge you, I challenge us...
Pray for someone today.
Write their name on a piece of paper and put it somewhere you can see it.
Pray for them throughout your entire day. Lift their name up to Jesus. Over and over.
Prayer is a discipline. It takes intention.
However, the more we pray, the easier and more natural it becomes.
Paul tells us in the New Testament to pray about everything, and to never stop praying.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Are you in need of a miracle today? Do you need Hope? Do you need restoration?
Pray for someone.
God will do a work in your heart as you pray.
walking and praying,