God and prayer

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2016

Max Lucado concludes Chapter 12 of Glory Days with the observation that, like Greg Pruett, God and prayer are all you have left as well.  Like Joshua, you are facing battle and five kings are bearing down upon you:

“Discouragement, deception, defeat, destruction, death.  They roar into your world like a Hells Angels motorcycle gang.  Their goal is to chase you back into the wilderness.  Don’t give an inch.  Respond in prayer- honest, continual, and audacious prayer.”

As a member of God’s family, you come to God as an heir, not a stranger.  You can approach His throne with confidence.  Paul writes in his epistle to the Philippians:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication make your requests known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:6-7

Pastor Lucado emphasizes that the work of Satan must stop when the authority of Christ is proclaimed.  Max adds that “any demonic tongue must mute itself at the presence of truth”- including any force seeking to drive you out of the Promised Land.  It is a battle that we do not fight in vain.  God and prayer are all you need.

Today’s question (from the study guide): Do you find it difficult to bring some things to God?  What holds you back?  How can you find the boldness needed to bring your decisions to God?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “The measure of Christ’s gift”

 

 

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