Prayer is a Weapon!
Did you know that God has given us more than one weapon? Every Christian has three secret weapons (Prayer, giving, fasting) Matthew 6.
Let the Word be the foundation on which all your prayer is built.
Prayer is a weapon of royalty. Prayer is our true weapon; prayer must, however, be based on the Word. 1 John 5:14 -15; ‘Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” The Word is the will of the Father given to us. Let the Word be the foundation on which all your prayer is built.
Time to do Battle
We must also have a specific prayer time, dedicated to meditating on the Word and praying about every aspect of your life both in your understanding and in the language of the spirit.
Let Proverbs 3:6 be your guide, – in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Let this be a time when you let God know every issue, confusion, decision; every detail of your life burdening you. We have to be trusting and understanding as you submit your ways (decisions) to God that He will direct your path. This time of communion must be the most convenient time, during which there must be no distractions. As a mother, dawn is the best time for me, as I am guaranteed zero or minimal distractions.
Make Prayer a Habit
A friend of mine once mentioned that doing something for 21 days guarantees that it becomes a habit! In my usual stance of faith, I took it as a message from Daddy God and asked for help from the Holy Spirit. I don’t believe in coincidences; I believe He is constantly speaking to us (that is why you are reading this article)
I started waking up at 2 am to spend time with the Lord. I marked the 21 days on my calendar. Surely after the 21 days, it became a habit, I would wake up automatically at 2 am with the help of the Holy Spirit. Spend time in prayer, it is all we have, that is our weapon, use it!
Conduct Yourself Properly
Can you imagine a Royalty fighting and shouting in the streets? You would ask yourself why she is behaving like a commoner. Has she forgotten who she is?
And yet on many occasions, we behave like that. We answer that rude colleague at work with an equally rude answer. We exchange insults with our co-tenant to show her that, she cannot get away with her insults.
“Don’t come for me; if you don’t want trouble”- these are the words we spoke as paupers, but unfortunately many still repeat these words after becoming royalty.
For our spouses, we manipulate them and ensure that he pays for every hurt, by embarking on long-standing silence wars, denying romance, talking negatively about him to family and friends or an outright shouting match.
The reason we do all this is because we have made it our duty to fight each battle, which is what an orphan/ pauper does. An orphan does this because they have no one to fight for them.
You are a Royalty, daughter/son of the King of Kings, who contends for you. Don’t waste your energy worrying, fighting back, or manipulating people. Report it all to your Father, the King.
The King Cares About His Children
The Lord is asking His princes and princesses to give all their burdens to Him, what a Good, Good Father.
Philippians 4:6-7, invites us to not be anxious about anything, but when anxiety sets in, when we feel anxiety taking over us, we must bring ALL our requests to God. God knows the world we are in, and the issues and problems we will face! Don’t be hard on yourself when you start feeling anxious, it is not a sin to feel anxiety, however, don’t give it influence, and give the Word of God influence instead.
Hold on to your faith, we hold on to the faith that He cares and He wants us to bring ALL these issues to Him. When we turn all to Him, His promise is that peace, His peace will guard our heart. So even though the issues may be fact, His reality of peace and deliverance is a greater reality.
Believe that your vindication will shine like the noonday sun (Psalm 37:6).
Your weapons are not your wit, intelligence, beauty, charm or looks.
The weapons of our warfare are not physical and yet many of us, go back to the controlling ways of the old dead person when we devise ways of solving issues yourself, ways of teaching someone a lesson, avenging yourself or putting people in their place.Whatever issue you are warring against your weapons are not your wit, intelligence, beauty, charm or looks.
Get on your knees and do warfare, take refuge under the shadow of the Almighty. Let Him fight for you, let the Mighty One of Jacob fight for you.
Total submission, total dependence, and humility allow God to move in your life.