Day 2: Praying Brave with a Yes Heart
Yesterday we mentioned an enemy. Perhaps that word made you cringe or want to turn away. It’s time to battle girls. To become warriors. Don’t worry, God is on our side and therefore the enemy is not going to win!
In Suzanne Eller’s newest book, Come With Me Devotional, she leads with a devotion about Jesus being tempted by the devil while in the wilderness forty days. Quite a place to begin. If we were in Jesus’ place the story may play …out different, but we know Jesus is victorious over Satan! And that is right where we need to rest. Rest in the truth that Jesus was and is victorious and in Suzie’s words we “are not battling for victory, but from a place of victory”.
Girls, praying brave looks fear in the face and says my faith is greater. Praying brave looks the enemy in the face and tells Satan:
I am God’s girl, standing firm on the foundation of Jesus’ promises and the victory that He proclaimed.
Brave prayers can be spoken because Jesus paved the way for us to come boldly before the throne of grace. Thank you, Jesus.
We have to tell you that we understand when God’s girls get bold Satan doesn’t like it one bit. In fact, he wants nothing more than to see us back away from brave prayers. He wants nothing more than to have us give up. He wants nothing more than to see us shy away from where God calls us. He wants this because he understands the power we hold when we trust the Almighty to be mighty for us.
Let’s repeat: Don’t worry, God is on our side. The enemy is not going to win!
Today our brave prayer is this:
We come with yes hearts. We don’t know yet what you will invite each one of us to do, but we want to be brave for you. We want to stand shoulder to shoulder and lift one another in prayer. We want to come from a place of victory proclaiming we believe that Jesus paved the way. We want to wave our finger in the air at the enemy and say, not today, not tomorrow, not ever! So Lord, we come and ask you to empower us to stand firm as we begin this journey.
Join us tomorrow as we discover who gets our yes, when God receives our no.
Today as you pray consider these scriptures: Luke 4:1-14; James 4:7; Hebrews 4:15; Deuteronomy 8:3
(The words not today, not tomorrow, not ever were heard at a Come With Me Devo Release retreat and you can read more about that here: http://tsuzanneeller.com/…/05/not-today-not-tomorrow-not-e…/ )