The 2nd Word to Transform 2021
“If you’re going to pray, don’t worry! If you’re going to worry, don’t pray.” Sound familiar? There are so many things that are happening today that can cause worry. However, we must combat the spirit of worry with prayerfulness. As I mentioned last week, I will share 21 words to transform your 2021. Check last week’s post for the first word. This week’s word is #2 PRAYERFULNESS! I challenge you to pray more today than you did yesterday, and pray more this year than you did last year.
I don’t know about you, but the enemy constantly brings negative thoughts to my mind that create worry. To worry is to “torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts.” If not my thoughts, listening to the news and seeing the things that are happening can make me worry. If that doesn’t do it, just living in a pandemic. Thinking, what if this happens, and what if that happens is enough to make one worry. Each time that negative thoughts come, I have learned to cast them out and PRAY.
“II Corinthians 10:5 says, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ . . .” I also start telling myself ” . . . whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
God wants us to come to Him with EVERY care. His Word tells us to cast ALL of our cares on Him. (I Peter 5:7). He doesn’t want to be the last person that we come, but the first. Over the last few months, I have received some devastating news over the phone from the loss of family members, divorce, and the loss of employment. In each situation, I have prayed because the information was too much for me to carry. I had to give it to the Lord. God can handle it so let’s be quick and fervent in taking everything to Him in prayer.
In I Chronicles Chapter 4 a man named Jabez stands out because of his prayer to God! The wonderful thing about his prayer is that God granted him what he requested (verse 10). God is still in the prayer answering business! Lord knows we have a lot to pray about. Let’s be more prayerful than ever before, and watch God change things!
Until next week. . . .