Soul Food Saturday 12/16/17

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” ~ 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 NIV

I pray that this Saturday has been a blessing for all of you! Let’s feed our soul the right way!

The Apostle Paul couldn’t have said it any better. The way this world operates and prepares, is not the say way us believers do. The Apostle Paul was very aware that we were going to face many obstacles in this walk. He also knew the right strategies to conquer theses mountains. Although we see our mountains and enemies we do not prepare ourselves to kill them. Let me explain.

This world fights their enemy with physical weapons. Weapons that destroy and do more harm than good. Weapons that could only carry so much bullets before it needs to be loaded again.Their swords could only cut so many and so deep, before it needs to be sharpened again. Although we don’t have the same weapons our processes for each weapon is slightly the same. What do we have similar? That eventually our weapons need to be recharged. The best part of it is that we don’t have to leave the battlefield or situation to get recharged, to be able to attack again. Our weapon and our strategy are attached to one another. We attack through prayer and we recharge through prayer.

Prayer is no secret. I’m pretty sure it’s been repeated numerous times during your walk. It’s important to have a prayer life. The enemy is always looking for a way to attack God’s children. Although he can see us he cannot have any place or intervene while we speak in private with the Lord. The Apostle Paul understood that if we pray before we face our battlefield, we can declare victory. He knew that if we remain in prayer throughout our fight in the field, we will for sure have victory. It’s important to pray before you approach any situation in your life. It could be good situations and it could be bad situations. However if we include God from the very beginning and during the middle of the processes, he will have complete control and intervene to help our outcome in the end. The important part is involving our Lord in absolutely everything we do. He is the only one that can prepare us the way we need to be prepared. For our weapons and our fights are not like the world. Our weapons have divine power to demolish strongholds. Strongholds that only through prayer will be broken. It’s not just simple prayers. Prayers that are consistent and focus on hearing God in every process.

Our pastors and our love ones don’t always mention prayer to annoy us, but because they know the power that it truly has in our lives. So my friends I’m going to repeat it one more time. Consistent prayer will help you fight any battle that you may be facing. Once you understand what prayer can really do, you will grow to really love it. At first it might feel uncomfortable, you might feel like you don’t know what to say, you might even forget to pray every single day. However prayer is like everything else that you try for the first time. Eventually you will become better each time that you do it. The difference between prayer and everything else is that even if you’re not consistent from the very beginning you will still have progress and growth. Prayer is not something that you will have to start from the beginning once you have stopped praying for a couple of days. There are many stories in the Bible that explains how great prayer is. One of my favorites is the story of Esther. Esther was a woman in the Bible that prayed and fast. She understood that through prayer she will have the breakthrough the Lord promised. Another great story was Joshua. Joshua understood that prayer before any fight it’s necessary for victory. He understood that if he did not pray before attacking Jericho he wasn’t going to have victory. Our all-time favorite part of the whole Bible is Jesus process. Before anything he did or touched or said, Jesus demonstrated the need to pray first. Before he even came close to the crucifixion Jesus showed that he needed to separate himself in prayer. He needed to lay everything down to God through prayer. Theses are just a couple of examples of the stories that involve prayer in the Bible. They’re all amazing and life-changing. So if you want a life changing situation in your life, you must pray.

Blessings!

~ Victoria 💛