Prayer

We have so much desires, wants and needs that we want from our Lord.  Our daily needs of food, shelter and clothing are necessities that we ask from our Heavenly Father.   Then there are other pressing needs or the secret petitions of our heart that sometimes tries to weigh us down and affect our emotional, physical and mental well being.  Why worry when you have the Lord on your side, to provide for you.

All things are possible through Christ Jesus if you believe without a doubt that He is able to do it all.   Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God” Mark 10:27 NIV.   Everything is possible with God, there is no impossibility with Him because He is God .  Do not limit God and what He can do in your life because He can do exceedingly and abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine of Him.  I call Him my Daddy in Heaven because loves me so much and I am His beloved daughter so I know that whatever I (His beloved daughter) desires or want, I will surely (stamped and sealed with guaranteed confident assurance) get. 

The fact that all things are possible does not mean you should sit down, fold your arms and do nothing.  You have an act to play by faith because faith without works is dead (James 2:17).  By speaking and confessing with your mouth what be not as though they were and acting by faith as if you already have it. If you are loosing faith in any area of your life , spend time in His presence studying the word consistently until it becomes part of you  because faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). 

With faith all things are possible and His grace is enough to see you through all your challenges.  Nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for Him to fulfil all His promises that He has promised you.  He knows your name, He remembers every details of your needs, desires and wants and He will do it in His own time.  You might have been waiting for so long that it seems like His promises and answered prayers are being delayed.  You know what He is always on time.   He turns up at the right time, He is never too late or too early but always on time.

 

PRAYER

Heavenly Father I pray for those who have given up on You that do not believe You can do it all and have lost trust in You.  Lord God I pray that You will open their eyes to see You for who You really are because You are God.  The God of all possibilities, the God who made a way where there seemed to be no way and the God who is always on time.  I pray that You will bring healing and restoration to their souls and You will stir up their hearts to trust and believe You more than ever.  I stand in faith through Your abundant grace that nothing is too difficult for You.  To God it’s just a simple matter.  In Jesus Name I Pray Amen.

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It’s God’s desire for you to live a righteous life and only through His grace that we can attain it.  Psalm 1 gives us some guidelines on reaping the rewards of the righteous one.   How great it is to be blessed, when we have nothing to do with the ungodly.  You do not walk in, nor live in the counsel of the ungodly and  nor stand in the path or even sit  down in the company of the mockers. The amplified specifically breaks the word blessed for a better understanding as to be happy, fortunate, prosperous and enviable.

Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. Psalm 1:1 amp

There is no one besides Jesus Christ who is pure and holy .  “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool Isaiah 1:18.   We are like filthy rags in His presence.

How do you maintain living a righteous life?

The only way to maintain righteousness  is through Christ our saviour for He is the way, the truth and the life.   “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing John 15:5.   Learn to love one another for Christ is love and know Him in spirit and truth (1 John 4:7-9, John 15:7,9,10).  Set and maintain godly standards that requires renewing your mind to the things of God, meditating on the word and dwelling in His presence (Romans 12:2, Psalm 1:2).  He words becomes  part of you, it remains in you and is like a planted seed that grows and yields fruit.    You need to hear from God for directions and wisdom.  When He gives instructions,  walk in obedience with His love abiding in you.  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love 1 John 4:8.

What are the blessings that comes with living a righteous life?

Because we are God’s children you have a covenant with Him.  His promises can never be broken, neither will He change His mind nor lie.  God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. has He said, and will He not do?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19.  Once He has made a promise it will definitely come to pass.  I will be focussing on three key points in Psalm 1:3,6.

 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper Psalm 1:3

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish  Psalm 1:6

  1. Fruitfulness: It does not matter what you are going through, He will always be your source of provision.  It does not matter what the economy says whether recession or double deep recession, rain or shine, winter or summer, you shall always bear fruit in and out of season. Because you remained in Him and obeyed His voice, you are blessed in the city, nation and whatever you lay your hands will prosper.
  2.  Satisfaction: Your soul will continually be satisfied because the Lord will keep you permanently at a place of rest and resfreshness (Psalm 63:5). The joy of the Lord will always be your strength and you will experience perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.  Even in the midst of the storm or when you are left with nothing, your mouth will still praise God.  Your lips will be filled with words of expressing His love, gratefulness and thanksgiving.  When it seems like nothing is happening, your trust and dependence will be from Him and your spirit being will be stirred up to worship Him.  He will always make you lie down in green pastures and His rivers of  water  will fill your thirsty spirit, body and soul. The satisfaction comes from within your inner man.
  3. Guidance   He will always watch over you, in your sleep, when you wake up, your going out and your coming in.  He promises never to leave you nor forsake you and He will lead you in the path of righteous (Psalm 23:3).  He will guide every decision you make.   He gives us wisdom to make the right decision and knowledge for better understanding.  It is a blessing to know that our God is there for us in times of troubles, needs, trials and tribulations.
PRAYER
My Lord, the lover of our souls, thank You because You are always there for us even when we have fallen short of Your glory.  Our lips are filled with words of thanksgiving, praises and adoration because You are worthy.  I pray for those in need of Your love, grace, mercies and compassion that You will give them fruitfulness in every area of their lives, satisfaction that surpasses all understanding.  They will know its only You that could have done it.  I pray that You guide and direct their footsteps, be the lamp unto their feet and the light unto their path that will brighten their lives.  I pray that You will give them wisdom and knowledge to make the right decisions.  Through Christ my Lord and Saviour I pray.  Amen

 

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Prayer is an art of communion with the Lord or a two way communication to God. You speak to Him and in return hear from Him, from you to the Lord and the Lord to you.  My journey as a believer has been a rough bumpy ride, along the way I have learnt to communicate with the Lord wit the help of the Holy Spirit.  In the past, challenges tried to overwhelm me and it  became  tough to pray because my eyes were fixed on the situation.  Now I  have learnt to fix my eyes on the Lord, click here for post on My eyes are fixed on You.   It surely has been a learning process during this period.  What has kept me pressing on is understanding the key importance of prayer and its effects when we pray the right way.  Below are the highlighted the key importance of prayer to me :

DEEPER LEVEL OF INTIMACY: Prayer has developed my relationship with the Lord to a deeper level of intimacy.  In His presence is the vulnerability of a child’s heart.  Opening my heart, releasing every emotional pains, brokenness, bitterness, unforgiveness, laying them at the cross then cleansing and purifying my heart through the blood of Jesus helps me to have direct access through Christ my mediator.  If you search for the Lord wholeheartedly He will find you and meet you at your point of need,  Jeremiah 29:13 NLT.  This requires complete surrender and release to Lord Jesus Christ all your burdens so He deals with it not you but the Lord takes charge.
INCREASED TRUST IN THE LORD: The more you seek Him the more you know more of who He is.  As you know more of Him, your trust in the Lord increases thereby increasing your level of faith, click here for How to build your faith in God.   It is essential to develop a time of seeking Him behind closed doors to receive words of love, encouragement and direction.  Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come Jeremiah 33:3 NLT. 

ASSURANCE THAT HE HAS ANSWERED YOUR PRAYERS: The word of God says ask and you shall receive seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall open, Matthew 7:7. Because He is our Heavenly Father He knows whats best for us and He will not give us a stone for bread.  When you pray with a pure right heart He will surely answer you.  And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him 1 John 5:14 NLT. 

PLACE OF SECURITY: When you abide in His presence you arrive at a place of rest and security, where your heart and mind is at rest because you are under the shadow of His wings and in the secret place of the Most High, Psalm 91:1 amp.  Prayer helps you to arrive at that place of security.  Never stop praying 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT, it is as simple as that never stop praying, praying always in the spirit, thanking Him for what He has done, praising Him and meditating on His words.  Keep persevering, do not give up, keep on praying.  In His presence is where you will find peace and joy, in a time of intimacy with the Lord.

Comment on what has kept you persevering during the stormy dry seasons and what is the importance of prayers to you?

Have cried out to the Lord in desperate need for a breakthrough.  Has your words been ‘I need a breakthrough Lord’ in an urgent need for a breakthrough.  In my moments of praising Daddy and seeking His face, the Lord laid on my heart the word ‘BREAKTHROUGH‘. While spending time in His presence, He spoke words of encouragement and I am sharing those words with you.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4 NKJV

You have been pressing hard and forcefully
You have prayed day and night
You have sought far and near
Press in with praise and thanksgiving
Do not give up on GOD because He is the breaker Messiah
I heard your prayers and answered your petitions
Because you searched for me therefore I am close to you

Listen to Me My daughter
I am breaking through with My battleaxe
Smashing every barriers and walls standing in your way
The double doors and the gates are kept opened
Let the hidden treasures and the secret riches laid up for the righteous flood in
I have spoken and it is done
I have decreed it and it will come to pass

This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower.  Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again. 2This is what the Lord says: I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains.  I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.  3And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—  secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord,  the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.  Isaiah 45:1-3 NLT

Position your hearts to receive all that I have in store for you
Prepare your hearts to be pure and holy
Only those with a righteous heart have a token to receive this breakthrough
Because I am the Lord of BREAKTHROUGH

So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.[a] 2 Samuel 5:20 NKJV

Keep standing do not give up
Keep persevering do not be weary on God
Keep trusting in Him do not loose hope
Keep waiting on the Lord for He is good to those that wait on Him

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.
26 26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord . Lamentations 3:25-26

PRAYER

I pray that you will position yourselves to receive all that the Lord has in store for you. I declare a breakthrough in every situation has been a hindrance in your life that the Lord of breakthrough, the breaker Messiah would smash every barriers, walls and stronghold that has been hindering you from moving forward in Jesus Name. I declare it is time to break forth for the Lord has cleared the way and made the crooked path straight. I pray that you will not limit God for He is a God of more than enough and all things are possible through Christ Jesus. In Jesus Name Amen, Amen, Amen.

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