Friday, January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014

Good morning my sisters-

When do we look for God the most?  Of course you know, in the storm.  When the winds have picked up everything you have treasured and thrown it to the ground, that's when you look for God.  It might be during times of illness or when your marriage is at the brink of disaster or it might be just because you're down and you don't know where to go.  It really doesn't matter what the storm is as long as you can see Jesus in the midst.

I know because I'm in a great battle when the I find myself praying at night and when I first wake up I know I'm fighting a strong force. Prayer has always been my most powerful tool to fight off evil. Bottom line, I am a prayer warrior.  That has always been my gift.  I can see a stranger, a person at work or think about a friend and I know that I must pray for them and I do.  I have spent the last three years praying for women all over the world that don't believe in Jesus, all because they've come on my heart.  I'm the type of person that in the middle of the night, I will wake and have a person on my mind and I will start to pray.  Why?  I don't have a clue.  I have just always known that whoever is on my mind needs God and I am called to intercede.

This week, I called on a group of women that I may not see very much but I know when I call, God will answer.  I am grateful to know these women and truly believe they are a gift from God.  I put a Facebook message out there and within the hour I had their promise of prayer.  O, how great God is!  Some of them I haven't seen in a year and still, they hear my cry and begin to pray.  That's what we are all called to do.  We must stand beside the weak, pray for the oppressed and love the sinner because in truth, we all have those characteristics.

I wish I could say my storm is over.  It's not.  As a matter of fact it's stronger than ever.  I thought my storm had broken last night but it only ramped up with words that can't be taken back and the sense of utter failure.  I could be destroyed by it but I choose to look up.  God may not fix it today but I can only look up and ask for grace.

This morning in the quiet of the morning I found myself humming "I need you."  I believe Chris Tomlin wrote it.  It talks about how we need Him, every hour, we need Him.  He is our one defense, our righteousness, O, how we need Him.  Those words have been like a loop in my head.  Every morning I begin to hum and O, how I need Him.  Without going into the details, I think you can tell I'm under attack.  My only defense is Jesus and I'm seeking Him and those that fight for Him with all I have.  I can't even look past this moment because if I do the situation seems bleak.  So instead, I woke up and looked for a Scripture that I could fix my mind on today.  So here it is my sisters.  I pray that God is giving you guidance in your day and that you are seeking Him in and out of the storm.

2 Corinthians 4:7-9 NIV

     But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

My prayer today:

O, Most High, please come before your children and hear our cry.  We don't know the hour and day of your coming but we cry out to You today and ask that You would give us the strength of Your mightiest warriors.  We need You beside us, here on earth, to fight that which we can not see.  The powers are strong but You are stronger.  Death will come but mercy is at hand.  Hold Your children close and help us become closer and more faithful servants.  You are our one desire, our righteousness, O, how we need YOU!  In Jesus Name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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