I took a nap this afternoon… slept right through dinner. Yeah, I am tired… okay, exhausted might be a better word. The enemy is working over-time, but I am more than a conqueror. My heavenly father is showing me sign after sign, and putting me in the right place at the right time. My online fellowship of standers has had two restorations in the last few weeks as we have been fasting and seeking the Lord in prayer.
Last night I went to a real prayer meeting at the local AOG. I had literally no idea churches were still holding prayer meetings. I thought we, as a 21st century church, obsessed with satellite campuses, professional video feeds, and the like had given up on divine power that demolishes strongholds. During one prayer time, I got together with four fellow believers who prayed unequivocally for the restoration of my marriage and shared their own real concerns. There were no superficial requests about a sister’s neighbor’s missing cat. It was real raw hurt brought before the God of the universe in humility and confidence in His mighty power. This is such a simple concept. Pray. Pray believing that something will happen. Keep praying. Pray without ceasing. Fast and pray. Pray through.
I’ve been reading Psalm 91 as a proclamation for a few weeks now. The pastor read it and prayed through it last night. Rhema? Yeah, I think so… He also used “But God” as a standalone phrase twice during his message, just like Charlyne. I would have burst into tears if I wasn’t already crying my eyes out. It’s amazing how much power there is in that simple phrase… “but God”…
I don’t have much else to say. I leave you with tonight’s proclamation. Yeah, it’s Psalm 91…
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Stand strong brothers and sisters. Stand strong and pray through! I think another one of our fellow standers is just on the edge of restoration. May your suddenly come swiftly!