Chapter 19 – Develop a Strong Prayer Life
“And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:” Daniel 9:3
In order to experience successful reinvention you must have a strong prayer life. Those who are anointed and maintain a consistent godly character are perpetually sustained because of the undergirding of prayer.
While some may choose to do other things with their time, strong believers must take the time and even make the time to pray. Prayer is the link that helps us to discern the Will of God, which is so significantly needed at the next level.
There are choices that you need to make, answers that you need to receive, instructions for what you need to do, and directions for where you need to go…and all these are accessed through the Holy Spirit in prayer.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:13
The enemy’s desire is that you get so caught up in the work of the Lord that you disconnect from the Lord of the work. Many pastors and high-level ministry workers in God’s Kingdom have fallen because their work activity was not supported by their prayer activity.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6
It is imperative to have your life continually on the altar before God in order to ensure that carnality and any type of demonic influence are dealt with swiftly. Satan is looking for a place to get in so he can tamper with your purpose and cause you to lose your anointing.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8
Prayer is a major factor in maintaining a high level of spirituality and serves as a deterrent for the tactical positioning of the enemy.
“Neither give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:27
Prayer also is the potent agent that changes you to “fit” the plan God has for you. When you delve into the deeper realms of prayer, you become spiritually sensitive so that He can rapidly change what is required as well as show you where to walk.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23
Prayer allows spiritual counsel and correction in the internal before it is manifested in the external. Prayer will halt pride, jealousy, hatred, and other vices while you’re still on your knees! Oh, the power of prayer! Furthermore, it is necessary to have an effective prayer life as you embrace the new you through reinvention. Because of the level of things that you are praying about, you need the kind of prayers that get results.
This is an excerpt from Chapter 19 of “Reinvent Yourself: 21 Practical Keys to Your Personal Spiritual Makeover”. Pick up a copy of Reinvent Yourself here!