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Heavenly Father I thank You for You are the pillar that holds my life. I give You all the glory because there is no other God like You. Though I may be weak I am strong through You. For greater is He that lives in me than He that lives in the world. I ask that You continually strengthen me especially during these difficult times when I feel like giving up. I run to You for help and support for You are the rock of my salvation. You said nothing is too difficult for You and with You all things are possible so Lord I am standing on those spoken words and continue to decree it into all areas of my life. For Your word shall not return to You void. Lord I ask that that You quicken my spirit as I crucify my flesh for the flesh profits nothing (John 6:63). I soak myself in the abundance of Your love, grace and faith, as I continually dwell in Your secret place, the place of rest where I find peace, joy and satisfaction in You. Through Christ Jesus 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.
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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
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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