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Don't Do It

"Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!” Psalms 105:4 ESV

We often quote Isaiah 55:6 when we think of seeking the Lord, “seek the Lord while He may be found…”. For many, last week was a wonderful period in our lives. We found or “re-found” our urgency, freshness, and intentionality for seeking the Lord.

Now that the time of fasting, prayer, and consecration is over we can be lulled back into a place of false peace.

As you are aware, life is still happening, and for many it may be happening at a greater pressure. As our country is in a pivotal place this week, what do we do?

We cannot leave the Place of Prayer.

We shared last week in our Prayer Nuggets that prayer is the place of: preparation, desire, revelation, transformation, healing, and focus. Today I want to offer one more reason we must seek the Lord continually and stay in the Place of Prayer.

Prayer is the place where worry and anxiety are defeated.

Many try to ignore what’s going on around them, and it causes a false sense of peace.  We say, I just won’t watch the news or won’t talk about it…“I’m just done with what’s going on.”

The Bible instructs us to NOT BE DECEIVED.  It tells us to watch and pray. This simply means… open your eyes to what’s going on, and pray.  “Our weapon against worry and anxiety is prayer.”  Paul says it best,

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NLT

God’s command for us today is to not leave the Place of Prayer.
Don’t Do It!

CO-PASTOR DR. ELMER HESS, JR.

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