Well, dear ones which is it going to be? We can’t have it both ways, even though we try to have it both ways! We will either be a worrier or a warrior! What do I mean you may ask. I mean we will either worry about things, when we face a battle or we will be the prayer warrior He’s called us and equipped us to be!
When trouble comes it rarely gives us a warning, but rather happens suddenly! Suddenly we are faced with many things, that seem hopeless! We think we can handle the small things and maybe some things we can do, but we still need His help, as He is our source of all things. We are human, but yet we must remember we, as believers we are a Spirit, have a soul *(made up our mind, will and emotions) and live in a body.
We should look at things through our Spiritual eyes and listen with our Spiritual ears and not let our natural man make us react first. We are human and we do forget that, but He has a way, of reminding us, when we find out we can’t do it without Him. When trouble comes we need to go to Him first. Like the saying says, that I see going around on social media, but is so very true. “Don’t go to the phone, go to the throne”!!
We may have to call, for help like calling 911 or the DR or others for help we must have, but even, as we call them we can silently be calling upon Him first. Then he will help you, as you do, what you can do and then, what man can’t do He will do. His Word tells us many times to “Call upon me”. He said to pray and not doubt, but to trust Him to work it out.
A Warrior will pray, according to His Word, by faith in Jesus Name and stand on His promises until the answer comes. Then, a worrier may say a prayer, but then try to figure it out and find a way to take care of the situation by their self. Then we ask, where were you Lord? Why didn’t you answer my prayer? He would answer us, I was there all the time, but you didn’t ask, for my help until now.
He does not answer the prayer of a worrier, but will always honor and answer the prayer of a warrior, who prays and does what they can do and then trust Him to work it out. He told me once: “I can’t and won’t work it out, when you keep trying to figure it out”!!!
We pray, but then we try to figure out how He’s going to work it out. We try to think of ways to do it and at the same time expect Him to do it. We must ask and then let Him work and not worry or wonder how he’ll do it. When we let wonder how and let worry enter in we will never receive the answer!
A believer that prays, but still doubts and worries is like the one God talks about in His Word. He calls that man or woman that doubts and wavers a “double minded man”. He says, that a man that doubts and wavers is unstable will not receive anything, from Him.
Another saying, you’ve heard people say (not a scripture by the way) that he or she is a “worry wart”. That is a worldly saying but, sadly many people, even believers are just that “Worry Warts” Not sure, what warts have to do with it, however, these folks worry all the time about everything.
They worry, about worrying! They worry even about things that have not happened are unlikely to happen. Some people are always talking negative and those negative words will lead to negative actions and affect their destiny! People, as they say, see the glass either half full or half empty!
I want to add another way, of seeing that glass believers! We must see it not even, as half full, but we must see it full and overflowing, amen? Amen
Our God says, He supplies our needs and gives us more than enough! Abundant life is ours and He promises to give us more than we could even ask or think (imagine)!!! It’s us that limit God and our thoughts and our words we consistently think and say determine, what we will have and experience in our lives!
We do have and become, what we consistently think and say and can have what we ask for, as long as it agrees with His Word. Here are a few simple things to remember, when we pray!
First, we must come to Him with thanksgiving first, for all He’s done for us! Prayer should begin and end with praise!
Second we must always base our prayers on His Word! When it’s in His Word we can be assured He will keep His Word.
Third we must pray believing in our heart without any doubt! Know that we know, that we know God said it and its His will.
Fourth we must not waver or doubt making our ways unstable, as He says, then we will receive nothing, from Him.
Lastly we must end our prayer, with thanks before we see the answer and continue to stand on His promise, for that situation. (look up the verses to base your prayers on and stand on those promises)
One other thing you can do that is scriptural is to find someone you trust that is of like precious faith and have them stand with you in prayer believing. Just be sure that person is going to stand in faith with you according to His Word (Matthew 18:19).
I pray, that what I wrote was an encouragement and a blessing to others that read it. Let me know, if I can pray in agreement with you, by leaving me a comment or contacting me online. I must post my facebook page link and the one on twitter. Have a blessed day and evening and remember always, Jesus loves you and so do I. dear ones. Praying, always here for you.
Prayer: Lord, help us not to be a worrier, but to go to you in prayer and be a prayer warrior! Help us to pray according to your Word with faith in our hearts and not to doubt or waver. Help us to give you thanks and praise and having done all to stand on your promises until the answer comes. In Jesus Name we believe together, for answers to prayer and we give you all the Glory, Honor and Praise amen and amen!!!
Phillipians 4:13, 19