The prayer that God hears [and responds to] begins with a humble heart. No, we don’t have to duplicate the physical postures that are seen in the attached photo, but we most certainly must endeavor to humble our heart [like they are] as we begin to pray, to seek God, and to change our lives.
See you at the altar of prayer, my friends.
Little “just a shepherd boy” David (as he was thought of by his brothers) was raised up by God to be a warrior that would save and lead his nation (see 1 Samuel 17).
Perhaps you are “just a Jr High kid”, or
“just a house wife”, or
“just a tattooed ex-con”, or
“just a too-shy-for-any-use person”, or
“just an unspiritual business executive”, or
“just a useless disabled patient”, or
“just a burned-out small church pastor”, or
“just a sinner barely saved by grace”?
Now that we know what the brothers and sisters might be thinking, or what you might be feeling about yourself, let’s rise up and begin our training in prayer. Let’s face our “lion & bear” scenarios that God has prepared for us (like He did for David) to fight and conquer as part of our training.
There are giants in the land and each of us are assigned and anointed to fight and conquer at least one. Let’s begin training to be the ones who “Run to the Battle!”
See you in the “Battleground of Prayer.”
Are you brokenhearted? The Lord is close, right next to you.
Has your spirit been crushed? The Lord is soon going to save you by rebuilding your heart and your spirit.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Be encouraged my friend, the pain of your recent past will be replaced with the comfort and joy of the Lord! Cry out to Him with all your heart.