Hello Ladies and welcome to Talk-able Tuesday!
September is here and I can hardly believe it. Summer is starting to turn into Fall. Can you feel it in the air? Here in Idaho, our nights are cooler and our mornings are taking longer to warm up. Not sure I am ready for FALL just yet.
We went through three “Cups” this Summer and I can hardly believe it. We read what God has to say about JOY, PEACE, and FAITH. We are now ready to look into what God has to say about PRAYER.
Before diving into PRAYER, let me step back for a moment and ask, how did you like making all the “Cups” this Summer?
What was one take away you had from reading God’s word regarding FAITH, since we just finished our “Cup of FAITH”? (I would love to hear form you in the in the comment section below.)
For me it was fun to be able to read a verse each day for a month on a specific word and really start to wrap my mind around that one word and what God thinks and says about it.
I think the biggest take away for me was starting to think of FAITH as an Action.
This month, September, I would like to put our FAITH into action!
By following God’s instruction from His word to PRAY. Prayer is our biggest weapon against the enemy and yet we tend to use this the least or as a last resort much of the time.
I do not know about you, but I want to change this in my life! I would like to become a prayer warrior. Do you?!?
Prayer is essential and necessary to be able to talk to God, make our requests known to Him, have our praises heard, and to hear from God ourselves.
In Ephesians 6:14-17, Paul talks about putting on the whole armor of God. Why? Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness of this age. We need to be prepared and ready and once we have on God’s armor we are told in verse 18 to PRAY always, with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Ladies, We need to have Prayer be our “first line of offense and defense” not just used as our “last resort”!
When your world is out of control, events go wrong, friends hurt you, or your spirit is in the dumps, what do you do?
- Talk about the other side being wrong?
- Blame someone?
- Gossip to others?
- Binge eat or go into a deep depression?
I want to encourage you that your best line of offense and defense is to PRAY!
For the next two weeks I would like to encourage you to start to think about praying first and praying always.
- you do anything about a problem,
- say anything,
- or react on your feelings.
Take a minute (or maybe 2 or maybe even 10) to PRAY. Allow God to be the first to stop the spinning, right the wrong, heal your heart, and lift you up!
*** Then in two weeks, Sept. 15th, I am going to email you again with a video talk-able to encourage you to continue to PRAY first and PRAY Always, so that PRAYER starts to be in the forefront of your mind. We need to form a new habit. And when you form for yourself the habit to go to God in Prayer first and Always, you will have taken a huge step in putting your FAITH into Action and allowing God to direct your path. Something to remember:
- Our “fight” is not against other people, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness of this age and the only way to “fight” back is to go to battle through prayer.
God notices when we obey and change more and more into the people He wants us to be. His blessings flow!
*** To encourage and remind you to PRAY first and PRAY Always, I have hand-lettered a print-able just for you! Please, copy it, pin it, and post it to remind yourself to PRAY Always and I will see you in two weeks! I am excited to put our Faith into Action and obey God’s word to PRAY Always! Let’s get started!
Blessings and Smiles, Krista
See you in 2 Weeks 🙂