|Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM|
We look around and see injustices, hate and persecution of the Church. What is the response?
Morals, integrity and self-respect have somehow been turned into dirty words. What is the response?
Phrases such as “Well, it's not my child” or “Mind your own business”, have overshadowed the once esteemed phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child." What is the response?
We choose to march with picket signs, start ineffective arguments or turn blind eyes altogether. We won't show too much interest if it doesn’t affect us personally. If it does affect us, we have a tendency to become overzealous in our comeback. We give our undivided attention and energy.
After it’s all said and done, quick question, will we get mad enough to PRAY?
A certainty that has been in place since the fall of man; we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places but we don’t want to talk about that. We must be careful not to bring up religion because it’s politically incorrect. To keep from offending someone we will continue to seek and search for the solution that’s already available to us.
Regrettably, the truth concerning the power of prayer has lost some of its luster in man’s eyes. We listen to preaching about it so much so that it now SEEMS redundant. O-o-o-o but please be careful….that is a trick of the enemy.
Think about this. If we would take that same energy, persistence and time that we spend protesting, lobbying or arguing and seek the face of God in prayer corporately, what a mighty difference we really would make? I’m not talking about prayer vigils out of formality on a pressing issue at the time that dwindles when the issue dwindles. I’m talking about that James 5:16 kind of prayer. …The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of the righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
The bible instructs us not to copy the behavior and customs of this world. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning. Take God’s advice and submit to the power of prayer!