I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy. 1 Timothy 2:1, 8 (NLT)
I came down with a nasty illness last week and was out of commission. This week, the cough still lingers. Last night, we were scheduled to have Bible Study but there was no way I was going to get through it without coughing incessantly so we decided to watch the movie The War Room.
It's a movie about fighting your battles with prayer. You see, most of our battles are not for us to fight. We are at war with the enemy and he will do whatever he can to destroy us. He will wreck our lives, our families, our health, our spiritual walk given half the chance.
And it is up to us to not give him the chance. We do that in prayer. While we know the war has already been won thanks to Jesus' death and resurrection, the battles wage on. God will do the fighting for us. Our job is to pray. We are to stay focused on God and lift every single thing up to him.
When we fight in prayer, we are doing the most we can do. And when we battle on our knees, Satan cannot win. There is no limit to what you can ask for. There is no limit to the answers you will receive. And remember, prayer is not a transaction between you and God, it is an interaction. When you are praying, you are strategically involved in the outcome of each and every battle.
The best thing about it? You can fight the good fight anywhere you are. Sitting at your desk. Doing laundry. Walking outside. Grocery shopping. Anywhere. What are you waiting for? Fight on!