The LORD is such a tease sometimes, and always toward the lifting of our heads.
Just when we begin to wonder, “What am I doing here?” “Shouldn’t I be somewhere else, doing something else, no matter what! … anything else! … this, whatever it is, doesn’t seem to be working!” … He comes along and ups the ante.
It never fails. Before QUIT or SLACK OFF or GIVE UP or GO HOME, there is always … “Do more – PREVAIL – go the distance!” I do love that about Him.
There is a little “trick” in prayer, in warfare, that is as seldom used as anything can be, and as powerful as anything we could ever imagine. You will guess what it is in a moment, when I tell you that it is a practice with these attributes:
- It is almost always apparent, often prescribed when great battles are fought and won.
- Women are among the chief combatants.
- It strikes terror in the heart of the Lord’s enemies.
- Even a child can participate.
- King David made constant use of it.
- Books have been written on the subject.
- With all our wisdom and knowledge, we scarcely make use of its power and effect.
Can you guess? Do you know?
I will tell you what it isn’t, but it can incorporate all of these tremendously important aspects of our worship and intercession. It isn’t …
- Praying in the Spirit
- Praying the Word
- Praying in faith and hope
- Listening, waiting on the Lord
- Taking time
- Praying in the Lord’s compassion
- Personal repentance
- Proclaiming truth
Who knows? Who would like to hazard a guess? Perhaps one of you will mention something even more effective than what I am about to share, but that would be hard to do! Give it a try!
I’ll be back next week with the answer, and a few days of practical steps toward wielding this mighty weapon.
Jeevan Jose, by permission, Wikipedia