It is amazing how much power we have access to as believers. It’s even more amazing how most of us don’t take advantage of it. We have eternal resources available to us all the time, but how many of us are tapping into these treasures and living a super charged life?
I have experienced phases of a powerful, magical life when the evidence of His goodness and abundance happens on the daily. The common theme when I am in that phase is being super intentional about sincere, uninterrupted time in prayer. Prayer connects us to the power source of Heaven and God. It connects us to relationship with God.
When everything is going great, we tend to disconnect from God and our pursuit of Him. But we can’t stop doing what we did to get to that great place, we can’t sustain it ourselves. We have to stay plugged into the power source that got us there.
Every time I read the Word, I feel relieved and renewed with peace. But I don’t want to do life in power spurts, I want to be in it all the time. I want to maximize what I have available to me. Don’t you?
Our connection to God can be challenged by many things. Things like waiting for a promise to be fulfilled, experiencing rejections while pursuing a vision God gave us, or questioning God’s goodness amidst grief, loss and suffering. This is when we have to come back to the meaning of why we are here in the earth.
I had a vision this morning when I asked Jesus this very question. “Jesus, can you show me the meaning of life here?” I saw myself along with other believers standing firm in the middle of darkness and chaos. He said, “you are to usher in a foretaste of Heaven.” I saw us rescuing people from trenches and traps and pulling the enemy out of others. But then I asked, “What is the point of all this if the enemy’s dominion is all around us? Will we even make a dent?” Jesus responded, “Yes you have the ability to make a huge dent if you keep yourself guarded and know that you have greater authority in the earth than darkness.”
These verses came to mind:
If God is for us, who can be against us?
No weapon formed against me will prosper.
Greater is he who lives in me than he who is in the world.
These three verses alone strengthen me in the authority I carry as God’s daughter. He has all authority and we are co-heirs with Him in heavenly places. All other powers are beneath him and that means they are also submitted to us in Jesus name.
But we can’t stand firm by just talking about what to do, we have to take action. We need to create a battle plan. Our greatest weapons are the Word and prayer. How do we pray? Like this:
P-Praise God for who He has and all that He has done for you.
R- Repent. Turn from your behaviors, thoughts and ways that disconnect you from the power source.
A-Ask. Present your requests boldly at the throne.
Y-Yes to His promises over your current situation. His promises always trump our reality.
The only way to pray His promises is to know His word. I encourage you to create a battle plan so you can proactively stand on guard against the enemy who prowls around for a chance to devour you.
Get out your journal and create a section for different areas of your life and find your favorite verses to write underneath them so you can claim them out loud in prayer.
Morning time is the best time to arm yourself with the weapons of the Spirit and truth. Before you put any other information inside you, put the truth inside you and meditate on it. It will renew your mind and set your thoughts on Kingdom things rather than the temporary trappings of this world.
There is a very real enemy against you. But if you know your authority over him, defeating him will become as easy as child’s play. The key is to have a battle plan, be proactive by arming yourself in the morning and know how to use your greatest weapons.
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