Prayer is Power

I want to live my life plugged into God.  I have lived much of my life plugged into other people, things, jobs, kids, but now I want to reconnect my power cord to God’s power.  The power of God is the Spirit of God and prayer connects us to God. Prayer is a dialogue, a two way conversation. Prayer is also a current, like electricity. It turns on the light of revelation. Lord, let my eyes of my inner man/woman be opened

“Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.” – Ephesians 1:15-18

There are times that God will show you who to pray for and what they are battling. But just Just because you see something in prayer doesn’t mean you should share it with everyone. We are all subject to authority. Just because the Holy Spirit tells us something  – that doesn’t give us permission to share it. God may be looking for a person to pray for another individual. We don’t need to confront that person either. We we can pray and when God says its time to have a talk with them we go to them individually at first, then with 2-3 witnesses, and only then to the church body. We don’t get to release anything at anytime.

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” – Romans 13:1-2

When it is time to share with them, let us also remember the master strategy for Prophets.  Love the sinner and hate the sin. When dealing with evil we need to shine the light in the darkness.  Without exposure, it empowers their wicked schemes. Prophets are like spotlights. They shine the light of God’s truth in the dark places of the human heart to bring light, love, and Jesus.

“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.  See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.  Abstain from every form of evil.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

 

Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and a Certified Peer Specialist. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!

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