(Click here to listen to Kristen Noble’s message “The War on Prayer“.)
There’s a war on our prayer life—it’s a battle. And it’s hard.
Sometimes, we just wake up feeling down or gray. We don’t feel like getting out of bed for some reason. We all have those days.
So what do you do in those times? Well, these are the times when it is SO important to have a good, steady prayer life.
Let’s get real for a second. Yes…there is spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:12). We are in a war—however, the IT’S ALREADY WON (Romans 8:38).
Satan knows that we need God’s strength to defeat him. We can’t defeat him by our own strength—that’s why there’s a war on prayer. He wants to cut our communication with our Father.
There are times when the Lord tells me to do a checklist. When I’m feeling down or if I’m not doing so well, I make sure to go down my list:
• What did I eat today? Was it just junk food?
• Have I had enough water today?
• Am I physically taking care of the temple of the Holy Spirit AKA my body?
• Have I been praying? Have I been spending time with God?
It could be as simple as brushing my teeth and putting on makeup, even if I don’t have a place to go. Sometimes, all I need is a nap. Sometimes, maybe we’re having a bad day simply because we’re dehydrated. Maybe we haven’t had enough water and our body is being physically affected.
Satan doesn’t follow the law. He knows that Jesus has already purchased us. He knows that he has already lost the war. But he’s sneaky and lawless and he doesn’t care about following the rules.
We’re in a war! So get a warrior’s attitude! FIGHT for your quiet time with the Lord. GET JEALOUS for that time with Him.