One of the most important aspects of maintaining your faith is prayer. But we don’t want to just pray “religiously”, we want prayer that gets results. James 5:16 says, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” That’s the prayer that sees victory, overcomes the enemy’s tactics, brings healing, restoration, and every good work of the kingdom into our lives!
Many times we can get caught up in begging or pleading for God to do something for us out of fear. But today I want to encourage you to let go of that mindset and start pleading God’s promises over your situation. Fervent prayer avails much! That prayer life that “stays” and “prays” in a position of faith not fear.
I can tell you right now that this kind of prayer life is something that has transformed my life over and over again, and has brought me results no matter how big the battle or how high the mountain was that I faced, and I can guarantee you that if you will begin to pray God’s way and plead His promises over your life, you will experience the breakthrough that you desire!
How many of you out there feel as though something is missing from your life? How many of you feel as though you’ve been robbed of your strength, your determination, your faith, your hope? Maybe it isn’t you, but rather a family member who is struggling with their own battles, and you’re asking yourself what you can do in order to fix all of this. Well, let me tell you, God has spoken, and He wants you to know that everything that’s missing in your life can be taken right back!
In John 10:10, Jesus states that “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy.” That thief, my friends, the one who takes your hopes and ambitions, he is the devil himself. I can guarantee that each and every one of us have experienced some type of loss because of this thief, but let me tell you, that ends today! Don’t let him continue to take what rightfully belongs to you!
But how? How can we tackle such a daunting task?
Continuing in John 10:10, Jesus explains, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” That right there explicitly states how we are to go about taking back our life. Through the Lord, Our Savior, Jesus, we can muscle up the courage to approach the devil and demand that we are owed what is due! Beginning today, we will take back what is rightfully ours and hold on to it with the strength that comes through the power only the Lord can provide! That authority that comes through and by the name of Jesus has been given to you. Use it today and tell the devil, “enough is enough; I am taking back what’s mine!”
When God created us, he created us born for victory: victory over sickness, victory over suffering, and most importantly, victory over sin. He gave us the ability to fight whatever may come across our path, which could be as insignificant as a few bills, to the Devil himself. But what is it that we can possess that will possibly help us through any of this? What is it that guarantees us?
That, my friends, is faith, but not just any faith: we need faith that can move mountains, we need faith that can part seas, and we need faith that shouts to the world that we can push back against anything that comes against us or tries to hold us down and instead, bring praise to the one true, mighty God! 1 John 5:4 says “This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our FAITH” and it’s only then, with such faith, that we can begin to walk free from burdens, sickness, disease or lack of any kind.
When Jesus returns from Heaven to bring eternal peace to the world, he will be looking for one thing above all others, and that one thing is faith. It’s time to get excited and walk in that mountain moving faith, so that when our King of Kings and Lord of Lords returns he will gladly look at you with a smile on his face and say, “now that’s what I am looking for, my FAITH filled family!” I am declaring over your life today that you will develop mountain moving faith, such faith that you will be known as a FAITH GIANT and feared by the devil and his host of demons!