Daily Prayers Are Heaven’s Stairs (Sunday, April 21, 2008)

Daily Prayers are Heaven’s Stairs The “Stairway” rises “Heaven high”- The “steps” are dark and steep, In weariness we climb them As we stumble, fall and weep… And many times we falter Along the “path of prayer” Wondering if You hear us And if You really care… Oh, give us some assurance, Restore our faith anew, So we can keep on climbing The “Stairs of Prayer” to You- For we are weak and wavering, Uncertain and unsure, And only meeting You in prayer Can help us to endure All life’s trials and troubles It’s sickness, pain and sorrow, And give us strength and courage To face and meet tomorrow! – Unknown

Do you need a Spiritual Direct Deposit? by Elaine Davenport (Sunday, October 12, 2007)

A lot of people want to get healed, but they don’t know what steps to take in order to get what they need. Imagine that what you actually need is a withdrawal.

I checked one of my new bank accounts the other day, It had the same amount of money that was there on the 4th of July!

I hadn’t put anything in it. I wasn’t going to be able to make a withdrawal from that account.

You’ve got to have faith for your healing. How do you get faith if you don’t have it already?

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word

of God. Romans 10: 17

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

It means that you should attempt (and you can do this) to hear the Word of God so much that you hear it in your heart. Faith speaks. In order to be able to speak in faith you’ve got to have it in your heart. The Bible says:

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Luke 6: 45
Sometimes, we may need healing and we already have faith; yet it becomes a challenge because we don’t see results right away.

I try to:

1. Stay close to God in Prayer, Thanksgiving, Praise

2. I do not forsake the assembly of saints; I go to church to hear the Word as much as possible

3. I read my Bible and search for answers

4. I stand and wait for the answer. God always answers. Always…

If my concern is Healing, I read healing scriptures 2 to 5 times a day. If it is:

Faith, Prosperity, Wisdom, Righteousness, Peace, Strength… whatever the challenge, no matter how big or how small the answer is in the Word.

Start today by making a Direct Deposit into your Spiritual bank account; you do have one. Oh Yeah!

Birth of a Prayer Warrior by Elaine Davenport (Friday, July 13, 2007)

I never intended to become a Prayer Warrior. I figured they were old people without anything else to do. I love other people but I never thought I’d spend so many of my days praying for them. Events were going to occur in my life that were going to cause me to run to God and cause me never to be in a defensive position ever again.

FEAR

When I was a little girl; something in my childhood caused me to be very frightened. That fear always laid just underneath the surface and one day I was going to have to deal with it. It would lie dormant for many years and finally it began to torment me. I was happily married , but I began to have thoughts that something would happen to me, my husband, my children or something. I became overly protective towards all of them. Fortunately, it never reached a point of annoyance, but I knew something had to be done about it.

At the same time some health challenges began to surface. I began to have horrific headaches, I developed a fear of crowds, I developed a fear of flying on planes; it’s safe to say that my greatest wish was to never leave my house. All of this and I was a believer; but I was not walking close. I did not have revelation knowledge. I was a sitting duck.

The health challenge took over. It turned out to be a nasty brain tumor. This experience strengthened my faith. When I came out on the other side of that dark tunnel; I was fortified. God because another challenge of greater enormity would meet me head on and I would learn how to fight it. I did not develop a prayer life in my first health challenge. I prayed and I recognized God but that does not constitute a “prayer life,”

WHAT IS A PRAYER LIFE?

A prayer life is a communal with God. It is speaking to God and Him speaking to you. A prayer life is a lifestyle; but it is also a state of mind. I decided to have a relationship with God. It became my safe haven. At first, I came for comfort, but then I came for refreshing, to give thanks, to get joy, to get Wisdom, to get strength and to get peace. It’s an endless list and there isn’t enough space here. I eventually changed and I came for love and to give love ; ultimately I came to help others and to help further Gods’ plan in the earth. It is a way to increase your faith, your confidence, your trust. It is a way to get answers.

DENIAL

I’ve heard .my son joke that: “Denial is a river in Egypt.” Yet; as humans we sometimes find ourselves on the wrong side of denial.

I am a spirit and so are you. It’s the main part of each of us, but some of us suppress it. Sometimes it’s deliberate. Sometimes its not. For instance; I am a spirit that lives in a body. I possess a soul which is the seat of the mind, the will and the emotions. I heard a man of great wisdom describe the bodies that we live in an analogy; as a house.

God is a Spirit. The bible says in John 4 that we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. All of this became critically important when I sought my healing.

As a result of my quest to get close to God to worship Him, I received so much. I received His mercy. I received His love. I understood His desire for me to be healed. My confidence was built up and “nothing” was able to shake it.

I’ve been in and out of churches all of my life; but I did not have a fresh concept of healing. The story of my journey to get healed is actually a very simple story. Though I’ve told it many ways; I’ve somehow managed not to tell it in the most important way.

THERE IS A SPIRITUAL SIDE TO GETTING HEALED

I was surprised to find out that I am a spirit! Once I realized it; things changed. I could no longer operate the way that I used to; that wasn’t getting me anywhere. I decided to give God His Word in my prayers. He said that HIs Word will not return to him void. I looked in the back of the bible in the section called Concordance for Healing Scriptures. (Look up healing). I wrote them all down and read them repeatedly daily. Usually 5 times a day. I did this for 6 months and then I became a Prayer Warrior. By the time , that I received my healing; I decided that it was time for me to devote my life to pray for other people so that their needs could me made known to the Father.

The phobias and the fears are all gone.

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God. 1 Corinthians 2: 12

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