Boots on the Ground
No war gets won without boots on the ground; without an army. The Air Force goes in first, but just praying is not enough. It is just the beginning and it is a critical beginning! The standard in the church has been lowered, because it’s very hard to get people to pray, much less act. We are about to raise the bar! Not only are we called to pray and fervently pray, but we are called to take action to advance the Kingdom of God on a day by day basis.
“When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.’” (Acts 4:24a and 30; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Pray Acts 4:24b through 30 in your favorite version of the Bible. Read it again with all the passion you can muster! Now read verse 30 with even more fervency. Expect something to change today!
Find something in today’s news that may alter the nation if it becomes law or does not shift away from current legislation. Your choice. Lift it to the Lord with humble fire in your heart and prayers.
As you go through your day today, look for an opportunity to do something that makes a difference in your actions from laying hands on a sick person and praying for their healing to signing a petition to change legislation. Do something in addition to your intercession.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I pray Acts 24b through 30 back to You now as the prayer on my heart today. (Pray it and pray it again with fervency!) Give me an opportunity today to do something that makes a difference and expands Your Kingdom through my actions as I go about my day. I lift up national issues in the news where You are not honored or where laws are trying to be put in place that do honor you. Change them, Lord! Now, show me something I can do regarding that issue besides my intercession. Kingdom of God, Come! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
The Air Force (prayer) and the Army (boots on the ground action) are needed to change this nation and to expand the Kingdom throughout it! Both are in me!