by Kara Pennybaker >> CATCH UP ON THE PREVIOUS DAY
And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
Mark 9:26 – 29 (KJV)
Nothing is done in the earth realm that isn’t done in the spirit realm.
There may be areas in your life where it seems that the enemy is taking control. God is asking us, “Have you taken it to Me in prayer?
Jesus poured his life out to others in ministry. He was effective because He prayed without ceasing and remained in fellowship with God for strength. We are called to do the same thing.
Some things may look dead around you, but when Jesus touches it that dead thing can change–it can come alive again!
Jesus is saying “Bring it to me in prayer,” but sometimes we are lazy. We want things to shift without doing the work, but God wants us to rest our problem, our worries, and even our joys at His feet.
Jesus is putting his hand on the things that are looking dead,
those things that the enemy is trying to convince you isn’t going to last…
that marriage that you’ve contemplated ending…
that area in which you’ve lost all hope…
Jesus is going to bring it back to life if you rest it at his feet.
In Mark 9, Jesus commanded the spirit to leave and NEVER come back. Through the power of Jesus Christ we have that same authority to command spirits to leave, to break chains and to speak life and peace to our situation. The only way that spirit would have been able to come back is if the boy allowed that spirit to come back.
In our marriage, we are a supporter and protector of our atmosphere. We are called to lift up our husbands on their behalf and say to the Lord, “My husband is my gift, but he’s Your son.”
There’s no time to slack off in your prayer life for your marriage. Lay everything at the feet of Jesus—the good, the bad and the ugly!
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”
Mark 11:23 (NIV)
TASK: Be positive and speak life! When negative thoughts form in your mind, speak the opposite of those negative thoughts.
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