Prayer moves God. God acts through His people who will act in HIS response to their prayers.
The prayer of faith in God’s Word – is an act of power over our enemies of which there are a great number of enemies of our “flesh, world and devil.” So, shouldn’t we pray at all times; pray continually and without ceasing? This should be the WISE thing to do; that to rise up early to pray and read God’s Word, to start our day with our fellowship in Christ; to start our day hearing His voice, and humbling ourselves before Him. Right? What happens when we don’t? When we FORGET Him who is waiting to meet with us?
God will not hear my prayer at any time if I hold sin in my heart. “If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, ignoring it, the Lord would not have listened.” Psalm 66:18
“The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but He loves those who pursue righteousness.” Proverbs 15:8-9
No confession – no humility, no humility – no power in prayer.
God humbles us so that He can honor us. Part of honoring us is listening to us in prayer; giving us what we ask for according to His good will.
So, who do you go to FIRST when you or your loved one gets sick, or when a financial crisis hits, or when you hear any type of bad news? Your greatest protection is your ‘sincere devotion’ to Christ Jesus.
God has enabled us to serve Him without any fear. Disease, danger, destruction and even death will be all around you but not touch you because you put Him first. You can visit or tend to the sick without getting sick because you serve the Lord first and foremost. You can tread through danger because you are certain that God will protect you as you do His will. You can see opportunity and prosper in the worst of times because you watch for His open doors to move through.
God sends His ministering angels to protect and serve us:
Hebrews 1:14 “Are not the angels ministering spirits to serve those who will inherit salvation?”
Psalms 91:11 “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
Remember the Hebrews in Egypt when God was delivering them through His servant Moses? The last of the 10 plagues were not allowed to come up God’s people living Goshen. They went through the first 7 of the plagues in order to humble His people, but He kept the worse from them as they had learned to obey and praise Him.
Faith in the truth and love of the Lord – must be real.
“He that trusts in the LORD, let the LORD deliver him; let the LORD rescue him, since He delights in Him.” Psalms 22:18
The LORD Himself said, “Because he loves Me – I will deliver him; because he knows My Name, I will protect him. When he calls out to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My Salvation.” Psalms 91:14-16
With all that is inevitably coming against Christianity, even in ‘America – Land of the Free,’ it might be well-served to memorize Scriptures such as Psalm 91, which begins with: “I will say to the LORD, ‘You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”
So, tread/move/act and do not fear! PRAY and PRAISE without ceasing and on all occasions – because the LORD is with us, and He has promised to NEVER leave nor forsake those who love Him.
Remember that whatever is in your heart determines what you will do. Your actions or lack of actions will either acquit you or condemn you. Those who refuse to stand up for the truth will lose all hope, and become paralyzed with fear. To those who do stand up – they will be proven to be right, and their cause for justice will be shown as the correct path.