I recently had a revelation about how powerful our words truly are. I have noticed a lot of people in general whether it be via facebook or just in everday conversations ....posting or talking about their problems and then asking for prayer. On facebook, I think, some people have hundreds of friends and do you really want to open yourself up to that type of vulnerability? For me, the answer is no. I think the Word says, 1 Peter 5:7 AMP
"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully."
I know there is a time to go to our friends for prayer, but I think we more than anything sometimes it exhalts the worrying or fear just by talking about it. Not saying it can't bring a solution or just the support of friends praying for us. I think satan doesn't know our thoughts and sometimes we open ourselves up to certain attacks by speaking things.
I think there is a lot to be said for the way we pray also. I have always pondered the scripture, "the EFFECTIVE, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." That to me says there is an effective way to pray. I have heard some people say, well we shouldn't pray out loud because then satan can hear what we are praying. I disagree, I think the bigger problem can be the way we are praying. I have always noticed my husband prays the Word and what he wants to have not what we have. For example, Lincoln and autism, we aren't sitting around "talking" to God saying, "oh God, this is stressful and I'm worried and hope he gets better, I know what the statistics say and blah blah blah." Instead our prayer is, " we thank u that Lincoln is whole and healthy and his mind is developing, his speech is developing, we thank you that you have a plan and a purpose for his life and there are plans for a future and hope, thank you that his teachers hands are able and their minds are alert and growing and enlightened with knowledge in helping lincoln." Doesn't that seem more effective than Talking and dwelling and wallering in the negative? I guess my point is I think we talk too much instead of praying....in an effective way. "If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless”
(James 1:26). It is a deception for any of us to think that Jesus can be Lord over our life, without also becoming Lord over our tongue.
This has just been hugely effective for me recently in realizing how I think and changing my whole thought process and what I speak out. I want to plant seeds that are fruitful, not seeds of doubt and unbelief or worry and frustration.....because once its said, that seed is planted.
Just my thoughts for the day.