Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fighting On Your Knees

"Say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there', and it will move." Jesus in Matthew 17:20
I am re-reading Draw The Circle by Mark Batterson. Today's reading was about speaking to the mountains in your life. We all have mountains, don't we? 
Messed up relationships, financial issues, dysfunctional families, disliking our jobs, need I go on?
The key here is to tell that mountain who your God is and to move, instead of continuing to let it loom largely over you. 
Batterson says, "There comes a moment when you must quit talking to God about the mountain in your life and start talking to the mountain about your God. You proclaim His power. You declare His sovereignty. You affirm His faithfulness. You stand on His Word. You cling to Him promises."
Then, Batterson tells us how to talk to those mountains. With Scripture. Do you remember when Satan was tempting Jesus in the wilderness?
How did Jesus respond to each one of Satan's attempts? With the Word of God. 
Next, we need to realize that this is God's power, not our's. Tell your mountain for example:
"Harmful relationship, my God will work this out for my good. He will not allow this to continue harming me. He will give me wisdom and show me how to handle this."
When there is someone difficult in your life, pray for them constantly. It will help you stay on task in your heart. Not to mention, prayer can change anyone!
I know it might sound silly, but do it anyway.
I really like this part in this reading today, "The battlefield is the prayer closet. and secret prayer is our secret weapon. That is where the battle is won or lost - on our knees! And when we hit our knees, God fights our battles for us."
We don't have to be afraid of the enemy's attacks. We can counteract them with prayer. The more we feel attacked, the more we should be praying. The harder we pray, the more miracles God's does!
There is a new song out I like by The Afters called "Battles". I will share the link here:
The lyrics are, "You're going before, and oceans are parting, You're fighting, my battles."
God fights for us. We just need to stay on our knees talking to Him, telling our battle that God is in charge, and listening for God to tell us what's next.
If you need pray for a battle you are facing, please contact me. I would be honored to pray for you.
God bless you today and always!

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