Prayer for You to See Yourself Successful Like God Sees You

 

How do you see yourself? Success or Failure? Does this contradict what God sees? God sees you as royalty. You may not feel like a king or queen today, but it's in you!

Let's look at how you can pray that you see yourself in a new way today. Put aside the lowly, insecure feelings that try to get you down. Let's pray that you begin to see yourself like royalty and reign like a king!

You've got something that the president and elected officials don't have. Ability to reign all of your days. That's right. Elected officials just get a 4-year term or maybe a 2-year term. You? You get to reign in life forever.

Romans 5:17b says, ...those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! NIV

The word reign means: Royal authority; dominion; sway or influence of one resembling a monarch. (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)

The scripture above talks about reigning in life. That's forever. Not until the next election. Not until you no longer feel on top. No. You get to reign forever as long as you continue to believe that Jesus Christ put you in a position of power and success.

Why Your Qualifications Don't Matter

You'd think it has to do with your qualifications, or your most excellent ways. Nope. Not at all. You receive this position of power and success - reigning over all life’s difficulties and circumstances simply because you accept that Jesus paid for it.

You may have had so many unfortunate things happen to you in life that you can barely walk with your head held high. It might be tough just to see yourself as a child of God, yet I'm encouraging you to see yourself today as royalty.

How can you change your view?
Remember it's not about you. It's all about Christ. You are seated with him in heavenly places.

Ephesians 2:6-10 says:
For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his a grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

His death means you reign. What Christ did on the cross gives you access to the seat of power. So take it, it's yours. Start reigning today successfully. Pray like this and you'll be on your way to ruling and reigning like a king...

Prayer:
God, thank you that when I don't feel like enough and when I don't see myself with incredible value, you do. God, help me to see myself seated with Christ in heavenly realms. I am a masterpiece, not because of anything I have accomplished, but because Christ paid for me to become a new creation full of worth and success. When I am down on myself, remind me of who I am in Christ. Right now I reject any thoughts that I am not loved, not valued, or not important. Help me to keep my head held high. Thank you for empowering me to reign over life's difficulties because of what Christ has given me. I will reign in life and be successful!

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Your Prayer-Release Valve for Financial Pressure

 

Have you ever been in the squeeze of financial pressure and stress? Maybe you're there now. If so, you're not alone. There are millions of people right now in tight financial spots.

The good news is you, as a believer, have a rescuer. His name is Jesus. And he offers you relief from your financial troubles. Take in these scriptures so they will encourage you and then I'll show you how to pray them.

READ IT:

Deuteronomy 8:18 says, But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth. NKJV

Luke 6:38 says,  Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. NLT

Philippians 4:19 says, And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. AMP

There are 3 ways the Bible says you will be able to get wealth:

  1. You will create it yourself because God gives you the ability and power to get it. (Deut 8:18 above)
  2. People will give you money when you have been giving to others. (Luke 6:38 above)
  3. God will supply you with the money you need because Christ paid the price for it.

Based on these scriptures, you have 3 ways for money to come to you. So let's pray these scriptures over your financial situation. 

PRAY IT:

"God, you said in your word that you would give me the power to create wealth so I ask you in advance to empower me to make a good living. Give me wisdom so I know how to make an abundant income. I am grateful that I have had opportunity to give to others and because of that others are going to give to me. Your word says you, God, will be my supplier. I will not lack because you have everything I need and I know at the right time, you will put it in my hands. I ask you to meet all of my needs according to your riches that I have in Christ."

Now that you have read about it, let's speak it. Declare what God is going to do for you because it's by hearing, that your faith will increase. When you speak the blessings of God over your life, you will increase your belief and you will be putting it in motion.

SPEAK IT:

"My God will meet all of my needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus. I will not lack. God is giving me ideas on how to make money. God is opening doors for me that no man can shut. God is giving me opportunities to increase financially and professionally that will blow my mind! I trust in God, my source. When I give to others, God positions others to give to me. I will have everything I need at the time I need it. I am blessed to be a blessing. I am thankful that God is meeting all of my financial needs."

NOW BELIEVE IT!

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Why Spiritual Warfare Doesn’t Work & What to Do Instead

 

You want to win the battle over the enemy and the forces of darkness, but let me tell you why spiritual warfare, as some know, doesn't work. And let me show you a better way. This is the way Paul and the disciples battled the enemy that cleared the air and made things happen in the spirit realm. And it will work for you too.

First, let me start with this little story that connects to how most people do spiritual warfare. I was watching the Dr. Oz show a couple of weeks ago. Dr. Oz had his dentist on as a guest. Yes, his own personal dentist! This expert on oral care proceeded to tell the audience and viewers we need to brush for 2 minutes at least twice a day. If you brush less than 2 minutes you will be creating movement but not removing all of the plaque and bacteria.

2 Minutes! Yes, 2 LONG minutes. I don't know about you, but I don't have the time nor the patience to stand there brushing my teeth for 2 minutes. But this was what he recommended. Why? Because it worked.

So, the next day, I stood at the sink for 2, count em 2, agonizing minutes. It was the most time-consuming tooth brushing I had ever experienced. I kept wondering, "How much longer can I hold out here?"

I turned on the TV. I whipped out my iPod. I tried all kinds of ways to pass the time. Time doing something I thought I was doing the right way all along. But now I had been educated. Now I knew the truth and I had no excuse.

And guess what? Now I have better results. After a 2-minute brushing my teeth really did feel cleaner. It was more effective. Thank goodness I listened to the expert.

How often do we do the same thing with spiritual warfare? Yeah, stick with me here. A lot of us have been falsely taught to go about it the wrong way. Thinking all along we are making a big dent in the spirit realm by praying up a storm.

Brushing the enemy away doesn't happen by speaking to the powers of darkness and demanding they move out of our town, out of our church, or out of the way of revival in people's lives.

Doing this is like trying to forcefully clean your teeth in 30 seconds expecting to brush away all the grime. You can't brush away spiritual powers by binding a spiritual power or by spending an enormous amount of time in prayer. Skeptical? Let's dig deeper.

Take a look at all of the New Testament scriptures. You will find:

  1. Jesus never sent his disciples out to do spiritual warfare.
  2. Paul never suggested his readers do spiritual warfare.

Yes, there are satanic and demonic powers in the air. The Bible clearly states this. But it doesn't say that the way to fight them is to pray up a storm.

Want to know what kind of Spiritual Warfare works?

The Bible says the way to fight is to take every thought captive with the Word of God.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says, We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. NLT

The weapons that 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5 talk about are the weapons in our mind. That's where the spiritual war is located. The wrestling is in our thoughts and the thoughts that other's have. The battleground is where the thoughts are that keep people from knowing the truth of God’s Word.

Ephesians 6:11-17: Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. NLT

Since the fight is against thoughts, then the weapon has to correct thoughts. The only weapons that can correct wrong thoughts are right thoughts. And right thoughts come from God's Word.

The weapon is the Word. Bringing truth to people's minds is spiritual warfare that makes impact. It's helping them to exchange the evil thoughts Satan injects into their minds with God's thoughts.

The war is won when a person takes the right thought captive. Winning is determined by which thought - Satan's or God's – will be believed and acted upon.

Which thoughts do you and others have more faith in - God or Satan's? The answer will determine which spiritual force wins.

Binding a specific demonic power seems like it would work, but that's not the model scripture gives us. The way to win the spiritual war is to teach people the truth. You can pray all you want that this force will move or that force will move. But a better prayer would be to ask God to send someone to show them the truth and that their heart be opened to it. Better yet, you step out and share the truth with those who you're trying to do battle for.

As they begin to believe the truth and live by that truth, they will be set free and the battle in the spirit realm will be won. Demons bow to the Word of God, that’s powerful!

So then, the next time you want to engage in spiritual warfare, here's what will brush the devil away:

1. If it's spiritual warfare targeted toward you: Trade the enemy's thoughts in your mind for God's thoughts. Take every thought captive and you will break free and win the spiritual war. The truth will set you free.

2. If it's spiritual warfare targeted toward others: Introduce them to the truth of God's word. Tell people the story of Jesus and what he did for them on the cross. Show them what scripture says about their situation so they can think God's thoughts not what the enemy feeds them.

When this happens you and others will be set free. Yes, this takes longer than just praying. And yes, it means more work. But, you'll have a lot more impact in the spiritual realm if you do it right.

Fighting thoughts with the Word is spiritual warfare that stops the enemy dead in his tracks and it will work - that's what you do instead!

Learn How to Shape Your Prayers God’s Way – My Guest Post on Amanda Beth’s Blog

Want to know how "Prayer Shaping" can help you get your prayers answered? Check out my guest post today on Amanda Beth's blog.

You'll discover:

1. How You Can Let God Shape Your Prayers

2. Approaching God Like Kids

This will help you get better at asking God to meet your needs. It talks about why praying is necessary even though God already knows what you need. Read it here on SharingTruths.com.

(Amanda is an author and blogger who is passionate about sharing the TRUTH of God's Word. Check out her blog. She's doing a series on prayer that you will want to tap into.)