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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

#TuesdayTreasure: Prayer by Brooke Lynn

Good Morning Friends and Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Treasure.

Today we hear from Ms. Brooke Lynn on a subject that's near and dear to my heart: Prayer. So without much further ado...Here's Brooke.....

How Prayer Increases our Faith

Did you know it’s well with God if we pray for good weather, to get the stain out of our shirt, to help us lose weight, heal our disease, restore our relationships, or make our appliances last longer? We can pray about the "little things" as well as the "big things".

We are the ones who differentiate prayer. There is no prayer too small or too big for God. And nothing in our lives is insignificant to God.

Our God is not limited; our thinking is limited. Instead of over-thinking anything or worrying; prayer is a better choice that reaps great reward. It’s not easy to walk by faith and remain steadfast in prayer. It can be difficult to trust and believe God for something which seems unobtainable or impossible. It can be easy to allow discouragement to consume us and we can fall into a trap of ordinary complacency or fear. But when we waiver in doubt, one bad day can land us into the valley of despair. Doubts will come but we don't have to live in a state of hopelessness; we don't have to let the enemy steal our joy, peace and strength.

What increases our faith is standing steadfast in prayer and mediating on the word and promises of God. The word says; "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)  "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."(Romans 8:28) "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."(Isaiah 40:31)   

We may want to give up on prayer when we don’t see immediate results. But remember that We walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)  The ultimate truth is that the dreams and desires in our hearts can be accomplished by God; and God alone. We can do nothing in our own strength and therefore we need to put our total dependence and faith in God. God will answer our prayers according to His will as He knows what’s best for us and sees the bigger picture. 

I never realized how powerful prayer was, until I witnessed miracles I never believed possible.

I'm so thankful that Jesus Christ Himself is a “Prayer Warrior”. He intercedes for us speaking directly to God our Father. We can be assured; secure and comforted by knowing Jesus is on our side and standing in the gap. If you feel like you are wandering around in the wilderness without answers to your prayers; be confident knowing that God is in control and your steps are ordered by the Lord. (Psalm 37:23) Your destiny is in His hands and nothing can keep you from it. God is with you and he will see you through.

When we trust God we will be filled with a peace that surpasses all understanding, our faith will increase and it opens the door for God to work in our hearts and lives to do mighty works.
“I believe God for things to come but yet I haven't seen. I believe God to make things come true that He’s given me to dream. I believe God is working and preparing the way; I believe God and I know He answers when I pray. I trust God and know He is King; I trust God because He is my everything. “ Amen!
 Amen, Brooke! Prayer and faith are definitely worth treasuring.

Something to think about.....

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge" 

Brooke Lynn is a writer and a speaker who passionately lives — reaching others with God’s word and love. She is a survivor of abuse, sharing her past pain and recovery to encourage others with hope. Brooke resides in the Washington D.C. area, has been married for nineteen years, has two children and loves dogs.

Her book, “Raised by Strangers” is available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com

Please visit her website and connect with her on Facebook  


Ashley York said...

Very inspirational and true! Thanks to you both for sharing this.

ChosenBreed said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm encouraged!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks to you Both for visiting!