God is not impressed with our extensive vocabulary or how elegant we can sound with our words. Rather, He is looking for undivided hearts toward Him, true dependence upon Him, and daily communication with Him as well as relationship. With that said, we will take Thursdays and post Two-Sentence Prayers to pray. We pray we are sincere, yielded and responsive to the answers, love, and wisdom God gives us as a result of seeking Him wholeheartedly even in the simplest of prayers.
Sometimes, we forget the devil has plans and seeks to fulfill his purpose too. His plans are evil; moreover, he is on the prowl and at work every day to steal, kill, and destroy lives, impacts, destinies, reputations, hope, you, resources, innocence, truth encouragement, relationships, and more. With the current division, racism, hatred, divorces, murders, violence, selfishness, greed, debt, and wicked agendas spreading throughout the land, there is evidence he is at work to fulfill his plans. But God!
As I am spurred closer to God, the Holy Spirit reveals areas of my life where the devil has stolen, killed, and destroyed. One thing the enemy has been attacking is my joy and peace of mind. I would ask myself, “as a Christian, if Jesus is on the inside of me, shouldn’t I bear His joy and peace no matter what is going on around me?” God led me to this very scripture (John 10:10) to meditate on and pray. His Word is a weapon and His Word cannot return to Him void.
John 10:10 states that the “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10 NLT http://bible.com/116/jhn.10.10.NLT
As I pray and meditate on His Word, I am believing it and believing that I will receive and walk in this from here on out.
Jesus, my big Brother, thank You that You came that I might have life, and that I might have it more abundantly, so help me to surrender to You and receive this life. I declare that everything that the devil has stolen, killed, and destroyed in my life be returned, resurrected, and restored in Your holy name.
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Contributing Writer: Tannika Moore