Have you discovered by now our thoughts and feelings often contradict the word of God. Then you add to that the continual lies of Satan designed to discourage us, distract us from our purpose/goals and to steal from everyone of us our purpose/destinies. We must declare and what God says above our thought and feelings.
One of the areas we need to take back is how amazingly powerful we are when we pray. Yes, our thoughts and feelings often agree with Satan that our prayers are ineffective and they heaven is closed to us.
Here is the word of the Lord: It’s all a lie… We will replace the lies and distorted thoughts and feelings with truth.
Here is the truth. When we pray our feelings have nothing to do with accomplishing great and mighty things. Here is what James writes:
You say I’m not righteous : Lie! Paul goes to great lengths to declare we are legally righteous because of the sacrifice of Christ. Here is one of many verses;
Truth is if you have committed your life to Christ you are righteous and you qualify for James 5:16.(NKJV) “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
James goes on to say, look at the power available when we (ordinary people who are now extraordinary people now;
Look what happened when Jesus prayed:
Yes, despite our feelings, thoughts and lies when we pray heaven is open in fact it’s opened now and we have an invitation to enter that open heaven.
Truth is when you pray things happen…
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.