5 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 2

Rise up in Faith

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-13

REFLECTION

All of us exercise faith on a daily basis. Irrespective of our outlook on existence. If we believe human beings evolved over a long period of time or were created by God over a short period of time the one thing both narratives have in common is faith. One person puts their faith in a particular view of science whilst another person believes in the existence of a creator. Interestingly enough both parties navigate life exercising faith. It is interesting to note that the most ardent atheist lives by faith and the most lukewarm believer also leaves by faith. The important factor for both of them is who or what is the object of their faith. Who do you put your faith in? How do you reflect that faith? How is that faith seen? All of us with a simple observation of our lifestyle and inner temperament will clearly see who the object of our faith is and where we put our trust. It is interesting that the bible doesn’t say without love or mercy or good work we can’t be pleasing to God. It mentions faith. It states without trusting what God has said, what God has done and what God wants to do we cannot be pleasing to God. So today we want to rise up in our faith in God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ

QUOTES

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

PRAYER

Everyone saw a huge giant but David saw an all-powerful and awesome God. Today we want God to open our eyes to see him and act accordingly. So let’s pray

  • That God will increase our knowledge of him
  • We would see God above the giants we face
  • God will strengthen our resolve to stand rather than run
  • That God will re-tune our ears to hear faith building words
  • Our faith will make us active followers of Jesus

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MEDITATION

David did not just wake up one morning and faced a giant. David understood what it meant to conquer little things so you build up a faith mindset to conquer the medium and big things. David was a shepherd who kept his father’s flock and cared for them. He was protective of them and when trouble came he protected what had been placed into his care. What has God placed into your hand that you should be caring for. If I do not care for my children, I have no right to go correcting other families on their child raising skills. If we are not faithful with the small things God has given us, how can we expect God to help us with the big things he is doing in culture.

Today, take time to reflect on what God has given you. Take time to exercise faith by speaking life over those matters and trusting God to bless what he has placed into your hand. The more we are faithful with the little things God can trust us with the bigger things of his kingdom

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