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Tuesday, January 9, 2018


 “Worrier,” I said into my phone.  I needed the definition for a bible study. The voice search activation came up with “Warrior”. I did it again.  Same results.   “Third times a charm,” I thought to myself.   I should have said “Strike three and you’re out!"
Either I do not know how to pronounce the word, or God is sending me a message.
 I became physically ill because of worry.  My fibromyalgia grew worse and I could not sleep.  I was a new follower of Jesus.  I spent many years thinking for myself.  I was good at solving problems.  If I could not solve them I was good at worrying about them.  I was also good at worrying about others’ problems.  So what’s a worrier to do?

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Luke 12:22

Thank you, Jesus for telling me not to worry, but how do I stop?

I felt like I was in good company.  The Disciples worried.  They worried about how to feed the multitudes, they worried about who was the greatest and they even worried about dying.
 Seem like good things to worry about. Right?
Many times Jesus told them not to worry.

 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.” Luke 21:14

Lord, you need to teach me how to “make up my mind beforehand so I won't worry”.

     I lived with a couple from our church.  When you live with someone for several months, especially over the holidays, you see what goes on in their lives; the pain, hurts, trials and triumphs. Jan never seemed to worry about anything.  I asked her why she replied,
 “I chose not to worry” and she shared this verse with me.

 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
I committed that verse to memory.
With continued practice, worry turned to faith. 

Now I give my worries to God.
I envision approaching the throne, leaving the person or situation with Him.
I walk away. Every time I have an inkling to worry, the Spirit impresses on my heart, "Do you really want this back?"

Peace permeates my soul the more I practice leaving my worries with God.  
Freedom from worry gave me more time to pray and converse with the Lord. 
I became a Prayer Warrior; exchanging the title, 
worrier to warrior.

What is a Prayer Warrior?

A person who intercedes in prayer for others and themselves knowing that God will hear. God will prompt you to pray for others as you listen to His Spirit.
A warrior stormes the gates of Heaven with full assurance that God will fulfill His promises, according to His good will and purpose.

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:14

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”  John 16:24

When we pray, “In My Name” – We are coming to God in Jesus' name, not in our own.  We are praying for the Lord's will.
Prayer is not a verbal vending machine.
It is going into the throne room of the Almighty asking Him to intervene on behalf of His child.
     Prayer is a battle cry asking God to release the forces of good to demolish the forces of evil!
 Battles are won when the saints are on their knees. Will you join me and leave worrier and become a Warrior?
What worries keep you from prayer?
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