Praying for change

By Tony A. Woodson - Pastor, Townsend Grove Missionary Baptist Church

If you want to see things change, if you want God to turn things around, find a promise you can stand on. Instead of complaining, say, “God, you said when the enemy comes in my way, you will defeat them. You said you would supply all my needs according to your riches. You said you are Jehovah and the Lord my provider. You said you would fight my battles, you said what is meant for my harm you will use and turn it to my advantage.”

Put God in His remembrance of His promise to bring it to pass. When you pray the promises instead of the problems, not only will it change your attitude from a victim to a victor, but also God’s Word coming out of your mouth is powerful. When God hears His Word coming out of you, He dispatches angels with the answers. He sets miracles in motion and He will begin to change things. It may not happen overnight, but stay in faith and keep reminding God what He promised you day in and day out. Instead of complaining, say, “God, you said.” Instead of begging say, “God, you said.” Instead of describing the circumstances say, “God, you said.”

If you get in a habit of praying God’s promises back to Him, you will see God work in your life. His Word and all of His promises are yes and amen.

Something to think about: Do you ever just look up and tell God thank you for all that he has done in your life? We have to remember to thank God for the little things we take for granted, like being able to breath, being able to think freely, being able to communicate our feelings with others. We should thank God for being able to love and for those who love us unconditionally. thank God for everything that He does for you. Not just the big miracles… the big things, but the small things in life as well. Those things that help to keep us going through life. God loves it when we give him praises, and He appreciates a heart that is appreciative of His grace and love.

Remember, all that we are given by Him are things that we don’t deserve. Keep being thankful for everything you are given and God will continue to bless your life in abundance!

“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:1-3.

The psalmist made the declaration that he would bless the Lord at all times. He resolves that he will bless the Lord at all times, upon all occasions and during all circumstances. There would be no times when he would not be praising God. There may be times and/or circumstances that we might not feel like giving praise to God. But we need to say: for me and my house, we will praise the Lord in all our ups and downs. If we are on the mountain top or if you are in the valley, let everything that have breath praise the Lord.

And the church said Amen!

By Tony A. Woodson

Pastor, Townsend Grove Missionary Baptist Church

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