Good Day, God!
I am going to have to read this book at least three times. I’m almost through the second pass and keep stopping to try and digest the power of what I am reading.
And it is POWERFUL! I had no idea just HOW powerful until recently in praying with a friend I prayed Blessing over a painful situation. Afterwards, I hung up the phone feeling a bit better. But I was amazed to find that my friend had continued to pray blessing on the situation and had then moved into PRAISING You, God, FOR the situation. She experienced a release from many of the fears that had entangled her and was filled with Hope!
Offering up the Sacrifice of Praise for What Is — comes out of Hebrews 13:15 and it has proved profoundly powerful in my life. But, I hesitate to offer it as a prayer path because it is so far outside of our Mental Maps.It is also an Act of Profound Humility and Trust. Please help me to act out my trust in You, God!
I have known for some time that a Key Verse in my life is — Bless, BLESS and do not curse! (Romans 12:14) Hm. I keep forgetting the part about Bless those who persecute you . . .
Actually, just speaking words out loud is powerful. The spoken word HAS power! Even little muttered phrases have power. Negative thoughts are harmful. Negative words are worse. How much better it is to speak forth Your Hope and Promises, God!
Now that I have read about the power of the spoken work I understand why I want to pray WITH people — in person is best but the phone will do nicely. Well, back to the book for more insights and lessons!