As I stood watching a young student struggle to obey, the lines of a song flashed through my head: “darkness shall flee at His command.”
I prayed, “Lord, command the darkness to flee” (see James 3:7). I watched the student slowly and deliberately stand up and do what I had asked.
Prayer has great power (see James 5:16).
Judah was immoral (see Genesis 38) but he is listed in the lineage of Jesus Christ (see Matthew 1:2). Was there no one better than Judah?
Why did God use him? There is none righteous, not even one (Romans 3:10). We are all unworthy servants (Luke 17:10).
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
With his sword unsheathed and his armor in place, he went directly to the King with the stain of battle still on his garments.*
His sword of the Spirit is the Word of God and his armor is salvation, truth, righteousness, and faith (see Ephesians 6:13-17).
*Dallas Theological Seminary Magazine, Fall 2018, p. 23.
Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:11).
Pray willingly. One day every knee will bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
His understanding is unsearchable (Isaiah 40:28).
God understands your prayers. Even when you have no words.
He does not faint or grow weary (Job 40:28).
God never ever gets tired of listening to honest prayer.
The Lord is the Creator of the ends of the earth (Isaiah 40:28).
We pray to the God who creates babies, jobs, sunshine, rain, puppies, peanuts, and other things we don’t even know about.