James 5:16-18 “Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again.”
The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. So compelling. So simple. So inviting. Jesus is always leaving subtle invitations to a life well lived, pulling in close to us and us into Him. He is less rules, and more relationship. He invites us to leave a life of brokenness and bondage, and opens up a world to us where wholeness is the fruit of our relationship with Him. Our common practices should be confessing our sins to others and praying for others. It is when we do these things and walk hand in hand with the Lord that we can live together healed and whole. Anything that invites you to hide, is not of God. Sin, shame, regret, addiction…are all separators. They invite you to be at home in the darkness, when all the time you are a child of the Light. At the very first sign of sin, we should release it through confession. The devil is the prince of darkness, that means he has a license to traffic the dark areas in your life. It’s Gods way to get your sin into the light. Don’t stay stuck in any of these separators. Turn on the lights today!
Consecration: Small Prayers
Elijah didn’t pray prayers that just affected his life. He prayed for rain and the Bible says, everything started growing again. Today, let’s consecrate small prayers, prayers that would just affect our lives. Let’s pray big prayers. Prayers that will change the harvest. Prayers that will affect growth for the Kingdom of God. Today let’s pray for each other, that God would do the impossible in our lives. Today let’s pray BIG PRAYERS.