Monday, 5 April 2010

For Us who Believe

Happy Easter everyone! I've so missed blogging and I am grateful to be back. For me, sharing on this page is more than writing, its like fulfilling the purpose God created me for. Thank you Jesus. Someone sent a text message to me over the Easter break reminding me that as a believer, that just as the enemy never backs down on his attack I too should never back down on the attack as well. The Bible says if we faint in the day of adversity, it means our strength is small so rather than waiting for no adversity or asking that the cup be taken away we should always be praying for more strength.

Going through the Bible, especially the Pauline epistles (no, I'm still using the same Bible, just the books written by Paul) I realise how big a theme prayer is, there was hardly a letter Paul wrote where he did not include prayers for the saints. As believers, we need prayer, dare I say, more so than unbelievers. This is because our spirit man has been awakened, we have become born again and our spirits are in constant war with our flesh. As I go along, I pray to add more prayer points to this list but I have asked God for the grace to pray over these points regularly because they are so pertinent to the success of my Christian walk. These have been obtained from Paul's letters to the Ephesians and Colossians and full text can be found in the 1st chapters of both books.

For Us who believe
  • Father enable me to be filled with the knowledge of your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding
  • Father teach me to walk worthy of you, fully pleasing you
  • Father help me to be fruitful in every GOOD WORK and increase in the knowledge of you
  • Father enable me to be strengthened with all might according to your glorious power
  • Father help me to learn to be patient and longsuffering with JOY
  • Father enable me to give thanks unto you who has counted me worthy to partake in the inheritance of the saint
  • Father I ask for the spirit of wisdom and revelation that enables me know you better
  • Father enlighten the eyes of my heart in order that I may know the hope to which you have called me
  • Father enable me to avail of the incomparable great power available to us who believe
  • Father I ask that you strengthen me with power through your Spirit in my inner man that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith
  • Father I pray and ask that I may be rooted and established in love
  • Father I especially ask for your help and grace to DAILY put off the old self with its desires and be made NEW in the attitude of my mind, to put on a NEW SELF which has been created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness
  • Father help me to get rid of ALL bitterness, anger, rage, brawling, slander and malice
  • Father enable me to be like you, to be kind and compassionate, forgiving my brothers and sisters as you have forgiven me

Keep praying, these days the enemy is not resting. We should not be resting either. What I have learnt in the past few weeks is that not all battles should be fought alone. God has always brought our way people who can stand in the gap and intercede for us when we get so tired. No battle is fought with a single soldier. I think I had allowed pride to prevent me from reaching out but I'm learning, I'm growing and I know I'm winning.

Please keep my family in your prayers. My uncle passed away on Thursday morning aged 41. He had been sick but we all believed he was getting better and responding to treatment so its been quite a shock. The prayer is that we all are aware of God's peace and love. The morning he died my mother says she had a dream where she saw him looking so happy and well. She said he looked strong just as he had before he got sick. For some reason when she woke up she knew he was dead. I believe she saw him as he is now because I believe he has gone to a place of no more tears, no more crying, no more sickness and no more pain. Uncle C, we miss you. I believe you are resting in the bosom of the Lord.

Remain blessed and highly favoured.


Mwajim Al said...

My condolences to your family and to you. May the comforter continue to give you that unexplainable peace. You definitely love him, yet God loves him best.

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Thank u for this post...there can never be too much prayer!

I pray that God will comfort you and your family and grant you all peace that surpasses all understanding.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Hey luv, I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. I pray God comforts and keeps you all in love and peace. He is the great comforter.

Amen re prayer, we can never pray enough- it is and should be part of our life style, all day long, a word like Thank you Jesus for example, is also a prayer. It is and should be our way of life.

Yes a soldier does not fight alone. This is the lie of the devil. Which leads a lot of believers to hide their problems.
I am so thankful to God for the 'cell group - prayer group'I meet with weekly. When feel I don't know how to pray anymore, I get recharged, and feel the burden of having to go it alone (that we put on ourselves unknowingly) ease away.

God will comfort and keep you all.
Holla at me luv, I'm free next week.

Much love x


Please accept my condolences.

Thanks for this post. "*

Keep praying, these days the enemy is not resting" - too true.

Jaycee said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle *sigh*

You're right, we sure shouldn't be sleeping when the devil is looking for his next victim: that's like providing an open door without resistance.

Amen to your prayers...:)

Believer said...

@ all: Thank you for your prayers and your kind words. God bless you. We need to keep praying and fortifying ourselves for the battle. Keep shining

Kafo said...

glad to have you back

amen and amen

prashant said...

You definitely love him, yet God loves him best.
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Patrina said...

Yes, dear one, it sounds as if your uncle is restored back to God! Amen!

Sorry I have lost touch....I aven't been blogging as much. But I have missed you and I still pray for my blogging buddies.

Keep close to the Savior - let the dust of His sandals settle on your own feet and walk as He walked upon this earth. Follow is leading through His Holy Spirit's nudge...and you will come through on the other side victorious.

hugging you, my friend,
Patrina <")>><
His watchman on the wall