Pray without ceasing.

We’re in a constant fight. The battle doesn’t end when we pray one time. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). This let’s you know that we are in constant spiritual warfare. The forces that are against us don’t take breaks, so we have to stay prayed up and in our spiritual armor at all times (Read Ephesians 6:10-18). It’s naive to think that praying once will keep the enemy away forever. Please believe that he’ll be back, and oftentimes it’s the same trick but a different tactic. We must remain persistent in our faith walk through prayer and meditating on God’s Word. We can’t get lazy or put our guard down, thinking that because we rebuked the enemy, he won’t be back. He’ll flee like the Bible says, but he’s always on the prowl and waiting for our moment of weakness, so that he can try to wreak havoc on our lives, but he’s a lie. First of all, when you’re a child of God, the enemy has to get permission from God to touch you. (Read Job 1:6-12) The only other way that he can do anything to you, is if you give him permission to do so. I know you may be saying, “I would never.” Well, let me ask you this? How many times have you done something that you knew was wrong, but to you it felt so right? Have you ever got revenge on someone for doing you dirty? How about that time you cursed that person out who cut you off in traffic? Or that time you told a little white lie, because after all, it won’t hurt nobody? The truth is, all these things and thousands more, are open doors for the enemy and minions to come into your life and cause all kinds of chaos. Oftentimes we don’t even realize how we’ve put ourselves in harms way until we’re suffering the consequences (Ask Eve), but even in the midst of all of this, God’s grace is sufficient and His power is made perfect in our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12:9). God doesn’t bail on us when we make mistakes. He knows we’re not perfect, but He doesn’t want us to put our guard down, just because we’re bound to make mistakes. He wants us to stay woke, stay in prayer (communication with Him), and to stay in faith, not one time, but all the time. So if you find yourself praying for peace of mind Tuesday, and then praying for it again on Saturday, don’t think it’s something wrong with you. The enemy comes against your mind all the time, so you need the peace of God, that only Jesus can give, all the time! Don’t ever feel like you should only have to pray for something once and that will take care of the issue for the rest of your life. Pray for whatever you need as much as you need it, and receive it. Listen, life happens, and when it does, it drains us, and we need a little more Jesus to sustain and fulfill us. So yes, pray for deliverance, and believe God has delivered you, even if you’re still struggling with an addiction or whatever it is. One day you will wake up and the taste of that drug will be wiped clean from your mouth, or giving your body away to people who only see you as a number will cease. You won’t have a desire for the former things. Your mindset and lifestyle will make a total shift to things above instead of the things of this world. Keep praying. Your prayers are what’s chasing those spirits away. Don’t put your guard down for one second. Your prayers are what let’s God know, “Lord, I cannot do this on my own. I need you. Not one time, but every-single-day!” The more you pray, and believe that you’ve received what you’re praying for, the stronger you’ll get. This doesn’t mean you’ll become immune to sin, it means you’re learning what it means to fight.

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