Dear Dr. Luauna,
How does one make it in a world that seems so far away from God? I find someone who challenges me about Jesus almost everyday, how I raise my children by Bible standards and because we go to church every week. I must admit sometimes it seems hard to keep standing in faith with so much darkness around you. Signed, Surrounded
It sounds to me like you are doing a great job; do not become weary in well doing. What you are experiencing today has been the trial of many of our great Bible Hero’s of yesterday. We live in a time when prayer has been removed from schools, and not too long ago a 2.6 – ton granite monument was removed because carved on it was The Ten Commandments. It is a sad day in our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God have to be hidden from public view.
Is this battle NEW? No, throughout Bible history the holiness and the righteousness of God have always been challenged. As far back as the beginning of time in the garden when a voice echoed to Eve in Genesis 3:1 Has God indeed said? We must understand this war is not done nor seen in the natural. Our war as Christians is not in the flesh, it is done on our knees in prayer. Through PRAYER God heard Abraham and spared Lot, God heard the children of Israel and sent them a deliver Moses. Through prayer Hanna cried out and received a child from her barren womb, and God closed the mouths of hungry lions. Through Prayer God healed the sick, and made the blind to see. He opened doors no man could open, parted the sea so the children of Israel could cross on dry land.
Trusting God in these days demands a greater prayer life, because no matter what comes against you, prayer will bring comfort to your heart and strength from above. Through prayer God gave a widow an oil business when the creditors were coming to get her two sons to be slaves when she could not pay her bills.
Psalm 39:12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; do not be silent at my tears; for I am a stranger with You, a sojourner, as all my fathers were. Psalm 43:1-5 Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! For You are the God of my strength; why do You cast me off? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your tabernacle. Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; and on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God. Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.
Do not give in, in your weakness you are made strong through prayer! Jesus is our strength, and PRAYER is our key and our avenue to VICTORY daily. Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer is a good place to start your daily prayer. Join me for a Church service Sunday on KPRZ-1210 am at 7 am, Sunday service 10 am @ Prayer Mountain 16145 Hwy 67 Ramona, CA, 92065 log on to my website; www.ATouchFromAbove.org God bless you and know you ARE loved in the Beloved.
In His Love & mine,
Dr. Luauna Stines