We all know the incredible stories of how–across the history of our country–the men and women in our armed forces have risked their lives in conflict and war to preserve peace and freedom. Now, imagine that into every one of those battles, they went ill-equipped, poorly armed, and inadequately prepared.
As followers of Christ we have been called onto some very different battlefields, and we often times try and fight our way through the war without arming ourselves in prayer.
“When we fail to pray, we become like an army that has laid down its weaponry.” — Pastor Carter Conlon
We lean on our own strength and abilities, rather than relying on our mighty Savior, who offers us the most powerful of all weaponry.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 says…
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, having a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
The truth is, war is all around us and battle is inevitable. And when we don’t have the tools we need to reach victory — He does!
Just as it wouldn’t make sense for our armed forces to enter into battle unarmed, it’s illogicalfor us to push through our own personal and spiritual wars without prayer.
I’m grateful to Pastor Carter for the inspiration and reminder that, when we pick up the weapon of prayer, our God is ready and available — and willing to fight on our behalf.
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