(This is an update to a post from March 2010)
When you have a prayer answered, do you then forget to continue to pray for that issue? I know I am guilty of this! Why would we continue to pray for something God has answered? Do not forget that we war, not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 Our enemy prowls around like a lion, looking for whom he may devour. 1 Pet 5:8.
Do not think for a moment that because the Lord has so graciously answered your prayers that you are now out of the woods. I am not implying we should be looking for Satan in everything, just that we need to be aware. Be aware that Satan may try to use this against us and draw us back into what ever issue we may have just been delivered from. We need to become more acutely in tune to where we are vulnerable.
Commit to prayer, everyday. Pick a spot in the house where you frequently find yourself and make a decision for that spot to be a reminder to pray. For some it is the kitchen sink, as in the (In)Courage article, In The Season Of Rain, Pray For Rain, for others it may be the laundry room. I often pray at the kitchen sink but the shower is my quiet time with the Lord (even as interrupted as it often seems to be!). Take one of the kids soap crayons and write the word “pray” on the wall to remind you!
God’s grace is sufficient. Rejoice in those answered prayers! Thank the Lord for the blessings you have been given! Most of all, be thankful that we have been given the ultimate gift of Christ’s life for our own. Praise the Lord that this life is temporary!!
*If you need prayer, please feel free to ask for it on my prayer request tab. I will pray for you!
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?