Declaring War

Now I’ve had enough. As I cried all the way home from my high school last week, I decided, enough.  In my community things are out of control.  It seems the evil is exploding. Death, disease, families being torn apart by indescribable sin…words can’t express in a blog the chaos that is abounding. Some events are things that happen in life like disease, but many can be contributed to evil.  The enemy is doing his job-stealing, killing and destroying.  But I am now doing mine.  I am determined to take back my high school where I teach, my community and our nation.  I want to see revival in my Sunday School class, our women at Englewood Baptist Church and other women’s groups, our church and Christians around the globe.  I want to see miracles. I believe God is going to do something only He can do, and I refuse to give up until I see it happen.  I need you to join me.  So, stop reading now unless you are ready to fight because here comes the challenge.

1.Fast and pray.  If you are not familiar with fasting, Dr. Ronnie Floyd provides some of the best information I have found.  Read it. Pray about the type of fast God would call you to and if He would call you to a fast.  Considering that Matthew 6:16 begins “When you fast…”,  I believe He is calling you to fast. Search for other scriptures on fasting as you let God lead you. Come before God broken and crying out to Him for miracles, small and large.

2. Prayer walk. I prayer walked around my high school this past Monday, and I challenge you to do the same at your place of employment, school, church, community or house.  Want God’s holy presence to fill a place?  Ask for it.

3.  Don’t stop until you see a miracle or until God says, “Stop”.  God will answer with a yes, no or wait.  When I fast and pray, God is extremely clear, and He has never failed to move.

Time to put your money where your mouth is.  Time to quit walking around in a candy store but being satisfied with one stick of gum. Time to see God do something only He can do, and trust that He is even if I can’t see it.  Maybe He will do a miracle that I don’t get to witness, yet He still did a miracle.  Maybe it’s time I get past pride and vanity and feel that it is not about me or has anything to do with me. Time to declare war and acknowledge that God won a long time ago.

This is Sarah Dowd who is at St. Jude taking chemo therapy for a few weeks to zap the cancer! GO SARAH!

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

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