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Instead of giving up, add prayer every day

Built on a Rock
Pastor Nita Parker, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hills

Isaiah 40:30-31
30 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; 31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
I read this article from “God Says” and I found it very interesting.
The eagle does not fight the snake on the ground. It picks it up into the sky and changes the battleground, and then it releases the snake into the sky.
The snake has no stamina, no power and no balance in the air. It is useless, weak and vulnerable unlike on the ground where it is powerful, wise and deadly.
Take your fight into the spiritual realm by praying, and when you are in the spiritual realm, God takes over your battles.
Don't fight the enemy in his comfort zone. Change the battlegrounds like the eagle and let God take charge through your earnest prayer. You’ll be assured of clean victory. Pray without ceasing.
I used to pray every day. Now I feel like I can’t get my shoes on without praying. Not that I feel I am more powerful, more anything, but I am weaker now. This does not make any sense, I know, but things just feel so wacky, and I feel like I just have to grab on to whatever I can to keep my bearings.
Grief is hard to fight. So, after a while you just let the grief flow and hang on in prayer. Reading scripture helps, and being able to hear God’s word is a relief for me.
As I think about our world, the Ukrainian invasion, and all of the other things that are happening in this world, they are reminders that the devil is defiantly at work, and so is God!
Our God will hold us up and bring us to a new place of life, a new reality. I ask that you join us in praying for our world, our country and everyone who needs a hand.
Pray without ceasing. Let’s try to do add this to the Lenten season. Instead of giving something up, let’s add prayer every day!
Praying is a way to increase our conversation with God. I invite you to join me in prayer, and I know we will all feel the presence and be amazed at where God takes us!

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