There are events or circumstances in life that will drive you to your knees,like:
Weeping, mourning, distress, trouble and disgrace, are among the many things that should lead you to pray and fast. Which is our only option, because, God says,
” If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place”.
(2 Chronicles 7:14-15) have you prayed today.
I Chronicles 16:10-11 says, “Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord ! Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore! This should be the first response and act of the believer,not a last resort”.
David said in Psalm 121:1-8, “I will look to the hills, from whence cometh my help? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Everything and everyone who believes in God, turns to God because He is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). Most of the men and women of God, from Genesis to Revelation, sought God when things were going good and bad. Even Jesus, the beloved Son of God, sought His heavenly Father’s help. Therefore, we should be no different when troubles come.
In Nehemiah Chapter 1 we see a perfect example of how the child of God should react when bad news about their fellow believers is known. You can’t be selfish and pray only for yourself when billions of other believers may be going through the same situation or a worse crisis in their life. Nehemiah’s troubling news led him to weep and mourn, but it also led him to fast and pray for the deliverance of his brothers and sisters in Christ. Are Christians following this example today or are they quick to criticize and judge instead of praying and fasting for deliverance? We know the people of the world is not supportive of us, but it’s worse when so-called Christians turn their backs on you instead of praying, fasting, comforting, and encouraging us as the Bible teaches (take a look at James 5:16); which means they are hearers of the Word and not doers. This is why you have to learn to encourage yourself in the Lord and pray and fast for yourself.
I love Nehemiah’s prayer so much I am personalizing it in to my own prayer. Heavenly Father, our great and awesome God, immortal, invisible; the only wise God, Creator of heaven and earth, You who have kept Your covenant and promises with those who love You and obey your commandments, who present their bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and acceptable unto You, those who are not conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. Please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You day and night.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.