May 8, 2012

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD

My ladies Bible Study class will finish up tonight our final lesson from our study, "Your Strong Suit", by Donna Pyle.  

Check her blog out....http://www.hydratedliving.com/

We have been learning all about the Armor of God. We've exposed Satan for who he is and we've learned from God's Word that Jesus has provided everything we as His children need to stand against the enemy. This journey has been amazing. 
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And a bit fearful at times.....I would be willing to say that Satan has attacked every single lady in my class including myself in some way or another since we started this class. But...I knew he would. After all, Satan's primary goal is to TAKE US OUT of the picture. He wants Christians to live a defeated life! Praise the Lord that He won the VICTORY on Calvary!
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Our very last lesson is called: "Pray Without Ceasing".
"Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the Saints". Eph. 6:18 (ESV)

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Though I have enjoyed each and every lesson this will be my favorite. I know that the Lord called me years ago to be a Prayer Warrior. He has called us all to pray but I am talking about the Prayer Warrior that God wakes up in the middle of the night and lays that someone on your heart and says, PRAY! That someone that at times I have had an image of their face before me knowing that God was going the extra mile to say PRAY. To get up out of my bed and write down the name of someone that God has laid upon my heart and said "PRAY" for them till I give you peace. 

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But God has also called me to pray with endurance when I could not possibly see any results...to pray with expectation knowing that He will answer...maybe yes, maybe no or maybe wait. To pray knowing that my prayers are simply a conversation with my Lord. To pray for God to change my heart instead of the other person...to pray for the lost...to pray for the new christian for growth....to pray for for healing...to pray WITHOUT CEASING!  Are you praying, talking with God, having a one on one relationship with Him? Or, are you merely calling upon Him when you need something...right then? 

Donna said in our last lesson, "God calls for continual prayer, habitual prayer-not sporadic or isolated". 

Oh that we would have the mindset of Praying without Ceasing. Prayer is the Key to all things!!!!!  

Prayer is a command...Prayer is a privilege.  

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy


6 comments:

  1. What an awesome post today! Nita B

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  2. I have been called many times to get out of bed and pray for someone or to stop what I am doing during the day to remember someone else in prayer. The heaviness on the heart and mind to continue to pray is not a burden to myself (in other words, I don't feel its a hassle or a "oh, here we go again" feeling). I am honored that He calls me and I am humbled by the many burdens of this world. Your post is very important and I'm glad it was put on your heart to share it. Your ladies Bible group is a blessing.
    Hugs,
    Brenda

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  3. I understand about waking up at night with someone so strongly on my mind to pray for. I wonder if anybody ever wakes up with me on their mind? I just now thought of that!!! I HOPE that isn't a selfish thing to think about...but I'm sure it's happened. Why else would us, as CHRISTians, be so at peace with so much trouble in our lives?!?!? God is so good. I so wish I could be in one of your Bible study classes, Ms. Cindy...I think it would be AWESOME to hear you teach!!!

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  4. Yes, prayer is such an awesome joy to be able to do for others and for ourselves. To know that we have access to the throne of Jesus gives me chill bumps. Thanks for the reminder on the importance of praying without ceasing.
    Connie Royals

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  5. That's good, good stuff....is all I know to say! Richelle Starling

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy