This week we are devoting our attention to prayer. Prayer is the principle means of how we know God and our communication with Him. Prayer is the way we bring the will of heaven to earth. Where circumstances we once accepted as fixed and final are changed. Suddenly we are awakened to the reality that God hears our prayers and that our prayers matter, they make a difference to us and those around us. The fervent practice of prayer saturates our soul with the life of Jesus, thus making within us Christlikeness.
This week’s devos are offered to heighten your awareness of the purpose and power of prayer and to invite you into participating with God and His purpose through prayer. This week make it a point to pray for your house church and our ministry partnerships.
Pray and Fear Not
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7
God wants us to pray about everything and fear nothing. We would find ourselves in a closer, deeper, personal relationship with the Lord if we would pray more, worry less, and fear less. Timothy says that God has not given us a spirit of fear. So, when we feel fear, it is not from God. It’s from the devil. The devil will try to intimidate us with all kinds of fear, and we can become so preoccupied with how we feel, that we forget to pray.
If Abraham or Joshua or David had bowed their knee to fear when the task before them seemed overwhelming, they never would have experienced God as their abundant provision.
Talking to God and spending time in His Word gives you the power to resist fear when it comes. When you put the Word into your heart, it will come out when you need it. We believe we should confess God’s Word, out loud, and fill our prayers with the Word of God. Satan may not be afraid of you, but he is afraid of God’s Word, spoken in faith, from a believer’s mouth.
Fear cannot be wished away, it must be confronted. Prayer and the Word of God are our two most powerful weapons, so let’s use them!
Put on the armor of God through prayer and stand against all the enemy’s fiery darts of fear. Take a new look at your prayer life this week.