Building a Prayer Wall
Over the last few weeks we, as a church, have been focusing our prayers on Isaiah 60 and 61, and building a Prayer Wall of God’s favour, protection and salvation around our families, church, city and nation.
God gave the instruction at the beginning of this year to build a Prayer Wall, and it has become increasingly clear why this has been so important.
Everyone plays a significant part in building where God has placed them. Let’s not leave our designated area exposed and broken. Continue to stand in the gap and pray for one another. Let’s fight for unity, being loyal to the family of God, and not allowing the enemy to bring division, thereby weakening the church of Jesus Christ.
I would like to end these daily devotions off with one of my favourite verses from Nehemiah. (8v10)
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH.”
There is also a lot happening in our world right now, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and burdened by the seriousness and enormity of the times we are living in. But as God’s children let’s arise with faith, joy and praise upon our lips. We know how this story ends … we know Who wins the battle and we know that we are on the side of victory, if we stay submitted to God.
Christians need strength and power to overcome all that they are facing. More than ever we need hope and peace in our hearts.
So be encouraged, and don’t give up! Your strength comes from the JOY OF THE LORD! Choose to rejoice in His goodness and abundant love!
While building the walls of Jerusalem, as God began restoring His word to His people, they were instructed to not be burdened or grow weary, but to be filled with JOY!
Yes we CAN choose to rejoice, it is not a feeling, but an act of our will.
Joy is also a fruit of the Holy Spirit, so when it feels impossible to rejoice, we push into the power and ability the Holy Spirit fills us with.
“May God fill each one of you with fresh anointing and an infusion of joy that will overflow into every area of your life!As you give time, and invest in Prayer and sacrifice, God will restore unto you everything that the enemy has tried to steal. He will give you strength and courage, and His favour will rest upon you and your family”
God Bless, and May your heart be filled with Gods amazing love.
– Pastor Sharon Pawson