Dimitra writes at LovingMinistry.Almost Daily. She has agreed to be a guest blogger today. We, at Under the Cover of Prayer, thank her for her post.
Do everything and stand!
by Dimitra (reprinted with permission)
It is written in Ephesians 6v13:
“Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
What is “after you have done everything, to stand”? A lot of times, we talk too much. We ask the Lord for this and that, we continue begging, crying, asking…with no stop! Do we need to do so? I do not think so. The Lord is very clear through His instructions: we have a physical, emotional, spiritual need? We can put it in prayer, believe that He heard and wait with thanksgiving to receive it. As simple as that. We ask; we fast (if the Holy Spirit asks for it); we continue giving thanks as if we have received it already and that’s all. As we have done all, then we stand, then we are still.
What is the purpose of being still? At first we can hear what God has to tell us. When we make noise we cannot hear! We hear only our talk, me, myself and I! When we are still, there is a quiet environment in our soul and we can hear His voice. His voice might give us directions of how to achieve what we need; He might give us confirmations and so on.
When we are Still means that we Trust. How can we ask the Lord and then continue praying about it as He is deaf? It shows no trust. When we ask Him, we trust that His word is true. Lord Jesus Himself promised that whatever we ask the Father on His name (Jesus Christ Name) we shall have it. He keeps His promises; He is faithful and not a liar. A lot of times we have no patience. When time passes and our request is not implemented, we go back and beg a little more, as we do not trust Him that He will do it, as we do not trust Him that He will do it at the RIGHT TIME! We have our time but He has His time. He knows more than us and He chooses the time that we and all around us are ready to receive the miracle.
I pray that our Father in Heavens help us to stand in what we believe, not to doubt and to strengthen us to fulfil what His will is in our lives, in Jesus Name I pray, amen!
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