EE Leaders | Leadership Lessons Season 1 Episode 23 - The Weapon of Prayer
In this episode, Pastor Daniel gets excitied, encouraging everyone to pray! Understand this: prayer is a spiritual weapon. “You are in spiritual battle. If you are ignorant or ignore that fact, you probably aren’t winning the battle.” (David Guzik) The Apostle Peter describes this reality in 1 Peter 5:8: Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. No amount of studying or skill can overcome a lack of prayer. God’s power is activated through prayer. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15) We all need this reminder of the amazing access to God’s strength and power through prayer.
In this week’s One Piece of Advice, Pastor Julius Sanna, Joy Church, Delray Beach, FL shares from Proverbs 3:5 about trusting in God with all of our heart.
One Piece of Advice - Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart
Pastor Julius Sanna, Joy Church, Delray Beach, FL shares his insight into the wisdom of Proverbs 3:5 to trust in the Lord with all of your heart. The limits of our own understanding of situations as leaders forces us to sometimes stop or take a pause to ask God what’s next. “God is always available for us to approach. When you lean on God, God is able to direct your path.” During times of adversity and challenges, we need to remember this. Adding fasting to your prayer life can clarify God’s leading. “When I’m calling on God..and I add fasting…it clears my ears so that I’m not only calling on God, but when He speaks, I can hear Him so clearly.” Make fasting a habit of your prayer life. Like Jesus, we need to separate ourselves from the noise of life and listen to the Father. Prayer gives you the strength to apply what God has instructed you to do.
“Many people devote themselves to studying God’s word and preparation but not necessarily prayer.” -Daniel Williams
“If you are strangers to prayer, you are strangers to power.” - Billy Sunday
“We must be aware of the fact that we are in a battle. And we must know how to fight as men and women of God.” -Daniel Williams
“As soon as you pray, God is on the move.” -Daniel Williams
“There is a huge impact on our world when we are men and women of prayer, trusting in God, depending on Him.” -Daniel Williams
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