April 26, 2011

Fleas Brass & Plexi Glass

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Like fleas in a jar that jump and bounce off the lid. They are
going nowhere. As if there is a thick sheet of plexiglass over my head.
My prayers…. when I pray, they seem to hit “the lid.” Self contained are they making a difference?

Will YOU hear me GOD?

I’ve heard followers of Christ say in frustration, “the heavens are as brass when I pray!” “It seems like my prayers are only going so far!”

Is this discouraging? Or…. Could it be a divine opportunity to “PUSH” pray until something happens!

In the natural during a time of drought the roots of trees reach
deeper into the ground for water. It’s a win win for the tree. The
roots are drawing up water to feed itself,
and the tree is then being strengthened and
supported to stand tall in the winds that blow through it’s
branches.

My dear friend, are the heavens brass? Does it look like there is a
thick sheet of plexiglass over your
head? Like a flea in the jar, does it seem like your prayers are
just hitting the lid, whirling around the clear walls
of that glass container? Self contained?

God is teaching me in a drought season to –

1. Speak HIS Word and say what is true.
2. Believe HIS Word because it is true
3. Live HIS Word, for HE is truth.

In reality life can be pretty rough. When we were at Elim Bible
College in Lima NY. A song was written by
a young man there. One of the lyrics went like this, “just remember
in the darkness what HE told you in the light.
Be encouraged. You are truly growing, and you are going deeper in
GOD. You will stand  because He is drawing you
and causing you to extend, reach, trust, believe, and go deeper
still. Even as the winds blow through you life. You will stand.
In the Bible, GOD’S Word teaches us how to stand.
Ephesians 6:10-18

A final word: Be strong with the LORD’S mighty power. Put on all of
GOD’S armor so that you will be able to stand firm against
all strategies and tricks of the devil. For we are not fighting
against flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and
authorities of the unseen world, and against wicked spirits in the
heavenly realms. Use very piece of GOD’S armor to resist the enemy
in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will be able to
stand firm. Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth
and the body armor of GOD’s righteousness. For shoes, put on
the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be
fully prepared. In every battle you will need your shield to
stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan.
Put on salvation (deliverance) as your helmet, and take the sword
of the SPIRIT, which is the Word of GOD.  Pray at all times, and on
every occasion in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. Stay alert and
persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.
(Life Application Bible Version)

Till we meet again my friend,
Keep standing on your knees.

Because of HIS authentic love,
Julie

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