Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Serious Prayer Warrior

By: Shari A. Miller

I'm not surprised by much in life anymore.

I'm pretty much accustomed to the fact that if it can happen, it just might, and we need to be on guard more than ever before.

We all know that the end times are upon us. Things that are happening in the world now, we would have never imagined ten years ago.  If the good Lord decides to keep us on this earth for another ten years, I shudder to think of what the world will be like then.

I feel that the enemy is trying to blindside us from every turn. It specifically states in God's Word that during the end times there will be division among nations, friends, and family.

"They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." - Luke 12:53 (NIV)

When these times arise, God calls us to do one thing above all else, He wants us to be serious prayer warriors.

An event happened to our family over the past week that has made me drop down to my knees and cry out to God for his strength, and help. The event made me ask the question, "Does God allow these things to happen so that we have nothing left to do, but to cling to Him?" My answer is yes. I'm not saying it's the only reason, but I do believe it's a part. 

These times when we are put through the refiners fire call for full out trust and belief in Him that He is right their walking with us every step of the way. We must trust that He already knew this was going to happen and that He knew every little detail from the start.

When these type of gut retching trials hit, the kind that knock the wind out of you and make your whole world spin, we must have utter and complete dependence on Him. We must stand up, or rather drop down on our knees before the Lord and be ready for battle.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds to Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

The battles that we face friends are of the spirit realm.  The enemy is working overtime trying to divide and destroy families. We must always be on the lookout, and we must be ready friends. Not only when trials come, but all the time, we must be prayer warriors that will be willing to fight in God's army. 

 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness
 in the heavenly places."  - Ephesians 6:12

There is so much power in prayer. Please join me friends, lets gather together in prayer and storm heaven's gates to see a glorious change in our families and in this nation. Let's give our whole hearts to the King in prayer as we see a movement happen, like we have never seen before.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this excellent article! It strenghten me a lot. I know exactly the feeling you describe as I went and still am in a fierce battle for my marriage. I saw many great victory from God in the last year that prove me how prayers are powerful, but the enemy is ferocious against us. He try everything he can to make us stop blogging on sex addiction and the call of purity. There no other christian ressource in french on that subject and it destroys so much marriage. It almost destroy mine completely. And as I thought this was over for years, my husband felt hard in an emotional affair that went in the second round in complete affair. He almost leaved us for going live with her in 1000km from his kids and me. The enemy tried to convince me that my life was over, that I was a fool to not have believe feminism, that I will grow old alone and pitiful (what a pep talk)! But God reminded me of His promises, that He is faithful, He is Truth. He gently called me to stop drowning emotionnaly and to fight the good fight, to choose to look, as David, through His eyes, through His perspective. And I did! I trusted in God and He did it again! He brought tremendous victory when everything seemed impossible. My husband repented and now is more than ever in fire for God, for His call in his life : helping men to choose purity. We are still in smoking ruins, the road is still an all-out battle, but we are having great hope in our God of restauration. Even if it was the most painful year of my life, in a way, I am thankful. I'm not the same person as I was last year. I grew closer to God than I did in my entire life, I know Him better than I did and I can see the fruits it produced in me, in my character, in my life. I never thought that my prayers for humility would have bring me through that much humiliation, but I can see, like the bible says, that we should rejoice in trials as they produce great fruits in us. Nobody wants the purification fire, but I'm thankful to God that He loves me so much that He allows that situation to make me a little bit more like Him. You are right, the enemy is obviously doing overtime, but we are victorious in Christ. "Do not rejoice over me my enemy. When I fall, I will arise. When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me." (Micah 7,7)


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