I Believe

This morning I was praying for someone who is very dear to me. My heart has been burdened for this person for a very long time, and while I have seen small glimpses of the work that God is doing in their life, I have yet to see the answers to prayer fully manifest. The thing about me though, is that I have learned that I can’t go by what I see, and time has taught me not to give up praying and believing. My heart was drawn back to intercessory prayer for this person, and I began praying in the spirit. As I was praying these words began to stream from my pen to paper:

The warfare has been intense, but breakthrough is coming. I am coming to deliver. I am salvation. I am coming to save all who are seeking me. Seek me. Press in. The resistance is proof that the dam is about to break. I will come in like a flood to cleanse. Heal. Restore. to deliver. I am your deliverer, and I will do it.

If you’ve ever prayed for someone for a long time, you can relate to the warfare increasing as you stand in the gap for that person. Sometimes the spirits they entertain will even try to come at you to get you to stop praying. I’ve experienced this before where I’ve wanted to give up praying for the person because situations in my life got harder as I interceded for them. But we can’t do that. I wouldn’t want the person praying for me to give up! And my testimony is proof that I had many secret prayer warriors believing and warring for me when I did not believe or know how to do spiritual warfare for myself.

The situation can look and feel hopeless. But He who promised is faithful. A flood is an overflow of water onto an area that is normally dry ground. The bible even references dry ground and the thirst we feel. Psalm 36 says, “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”

You might be feeling dry. Or the person you’re praying for is showing all signs of a dry life without the Water of Life. Whatever the meaning to you regarding this impression from God, I pray the Lord will give you a unique scripture that applies to the situation you are praying about. Scripture, prayer, and hope form a three-pronged anchor that you hold onto while you continue to wait for the manifestation of what you’ve been praying for.

Blessed is She Who Believes

The Lord led me to a verse in Luke (Luke 1:45) that says, “Blessed is she who has believe that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.” Mary (the mother of Jesus) goes on to praise the Lord. Up until this point, she had been given the promise in the form of seed in her womb. It wasn’t until she visited her cousin Elizabeth, and Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, that Elizabeth became filled with the Holy Spirit, and Elizabeth prophesied over Mary, saying, ” Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”

Believe what the Lord is saying to you about the person you’re praying for. It’s already done, even though you can’t see it yet. And do as Mary did- glorify the Lord. He is coming to deliver the person you’ve been praying for.

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