Pray that the Storms of Life may not Take You

Today, God gave me a vision:

In this vision, I was placed in the midst of a storm. There were palm trees and branches flailing amidst the heavy winds, houses being rooted up, and strong winds flowing from the east and from the west. I was standing there – still and calm. There was a forcefield around me, which signified the presence of God. As I looked up at the storm around me I saw people flying to and fro in the wind like branches on trees.

As I look around online, on TV, in the news and on social media, I am reminded of this vision.

The storm I was in represented the times we are in – chaotic, noisy and messy.

The people I see flying to and fro in the wind are those of my generation. They are without a compass and/or a plan. I see them, but they don’t see me. I am with God, still and seeing, but they are unaware of the storm they are in.

As I look up, I see the enemy snickering and sneering as he is controlling the confusion of the world. But above him, there is a greater sphere of influence that is watching. That greater sphere of influence I see is God and his kingdom. He is up there, and I am down here, but yet he is in me and surrounding me – all at the same time.

I am almost amazed at the way this world is changing and has changed, yet as I see this vision, God gives me his words found in Luke 6:12. It reads,

” In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.” – Luke 6:12, ESV

At first, I did not understand why God gave me this vision and then this scripture, but now I understand him clearly.

What God is saying to us all is to pray.

Not the usual, normal prayer we all pray before we go to sleep. But the prayer Jesus prayed to the father when he needed direction, wisdom and guidance to complete the mission that had been assigned to him.

You see, we are in the midst of a storm. Everything and everyone around us is being lifted up and thrown to and fro in our midst. We are not to sit and watch as people are being thrown and hurled into the wind, but to take position and pray for guidance, wisdom and direction  – like Jesus did.

If Jesus had to pray “all night”, why must we think that prayer is not important. We must pray with intentionality.

This is not a test; we are in a real storm and Jesus is coming back soon. Use prayer as a weapon and a force to combat the schemes of the enemy. Jesus told us to “watch and pray that we may not enter into temptation.” Why do you think he said that?

He was instructing us to pray more fervently, for there was a time coming where prayer would be most needed.

That time is now.

Stay lifted saints, and remember what your father in heaven has already told you.

God bless you.

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