Mark 9:29 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
29 And He said unto them, “This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting.”
I was reminded of this verse this morning while pulling weeds from the front walk flower bed.
A few of the weeds pulled up easily, the rest were a bit more stubborn; hanging on to the soil in which they were entrenched with all tenacity. But alas I won and out they came, bringing a bit of the soil with them but that was okay, they were up and out of my garden!
Get the picture? Keep praying. Fasting if you need to until those stubborn betting sins are up and out of there!
Hebrews 12:1 English Standard Version (ESV) 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Be of good courage! Take heart and keep tugging on those stubborn weeds until they are uprooted and gone! In other words: keep resisting the pull of the fleshly desires that are marring the beauty of your life and as you resist, rely on the power of JESUS CHRIST to uproot even the clingiest ones!
Thank You, ABBA, for the exercise this morning in ridding myself of clinging and stubborn sins. I pray this lesson will help others too. And persistently we come to prayer with our sick and afflicted and I ask that You heal and restore them. And our rebellious and oblivious, thank You for continuing to pursue them; HOLY SPIRIT, please help them stop and allow You to apprehend them. I pray for Israel, for Her peace and the subduing of all her enemies. I pray for America that You will have mercy and save us, ABBA, for You very own Name Sake.
We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,