The enemy knows what your God-given potential is, and he’s out to stop you before you reach it. Prayer puts a shield of divine protection around you; don’t live without it!
There are hands holding this devotional that may not be here next year unless somebody prays on their behalf. (Luke 22:31–32) There are people reading this page who thought that they, of all people, would never ‘blow it’, yet they did. Unless you acknowledge the propensity to sin that’s within you, you won’t pray against it and you’ll always be vulnerable to the enemy’s attack.
During the last hours of His life Jesus warned His disciples, ‘Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ (Matthew 26:41 NKJV ) Paul writes: ‘…Put on every piece of God’s armour so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm…Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.’ (Ephesians 6:13–18 NLT)
The most effective weapon the enemy has against you is you! Your old sin nature must be taken to the cross and crucified daily. The place of prayer is where you do that. In God’s presence you see yourself as He sees you. There, at the point of repentance, He reveals, He removes and He restores. When your prayer life goes, so does your protection. So get busy and reorder your priorities.
Mark 9:1–13, Ps 150, Pr 11:16–18
I need to pray extra hard today.
My sister, Tracey, has created the neatest little website, in order to post new photos of her family, and wee Simon on it...so that all of the family, that can't be there with them to share their happy times, can at least enjoy the photos. I love it.
After commenting on the website, and enjoying a browse around it, i took the girls to school, then came back home, and checked my emails.
In my in box was the name "FRED" ...not really, but you get the idea...know who that is. She had commented after me. Nothing she said was directed at me, or acknowledged my comment...but just seeing her name, and reading what she typed...has made me feel sad, angry, sick, yuck...this morning.
I love Facebook, and it's ability to just block people so that it is like they no longer exist.
I have to get over how that made me feel this morning. I have to learn to rise above it and her, and not let these things effect me.
Today...i will pray for help with that.
Good morning you lot. We made it through this morning, doors in tact. I didn't have the greatest sleep over night. I kept waking up, all sweaty. I wonder what is up with that. I am not feeling the best this morning either.
Odd. Back to bed for me i think. I am tired.