Sunday, September 11, 2016

Time for Strategic, Tactical Prayers

I once had a “prayer space"– in the early years of our marriage when finances were slim and the challenges we faced seemed insurmountable, but going into my closet (my war room), I was able to not only pray about being able to stand in the midst of the battle, but I received strategies straight from heaven to come out winning. Years later, I am still a part of strategic, tactical planning and persevering to win in the battles I, and others, may face.

Do you ever wonder if prayer really works? You may be praying about something and the enemy (Satan) whispers “This is a waste of time. Forget it! Who do you think you are? What do you think you're doing? God is not listening. Don't waste your time."

I know that prayer works because God has answered so many of my prayers. He is in control, and because He’s in control, we can trust His wisdom and His goodness and His perfect timing. I have seen the results of prayer in ways beyond being conceivable.

Ephesians 3:20 says, "God is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes." Just think about that – if we can think it, we have to go bigger and greater – because that’s where God lives. Over twenty times in the New Testament it says, "Ask." It's encouraging to know that things that are out of our control are not out of God's. We may not be able to change a situation but we can pray and God can change it.

We have clearly seen the results of believing in God, especially knowing that “NOTHING is impossible for Him”. He is not a genie in a bottle that we just rub and whoa-la we get what we ask for. But He is FATHER GOD and He knows what’s best for us, and in His timing, and His perfect plan for us.....our prayers will be His perfect way.