Jesus asked for intercession from His inner circle- “Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, ‘Sit here while I go over there to pray.’He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, ‘My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death.
Growing a garden is not an easy task, and it requires continuous work just like our spiritual walk. It requires drinking at the well of His Spirit, so we are not thirsty and allowing ourselves the painful process of being pruned by the Master Gardener. It also challenges us to protect the work God has done in us by guarding our hearts and not letting the enemy’s weeds take root in our soil. How is your garden looking these days?
Intercession is a tremendous weapon of spiritual warfare. It changes atmospheres and circumstances, and it causes breakthroughs. Anytime we have a weapon of mass destruction the enemy will try and steal it in order to use it for his purposes. We can get so busy doing that we forget what just being feels like. Let’s not ritualize something born from Holy Spirit, but let’s not trivialize it either.
God gently calls Elijah out of the cave telling him to come on the mountain top to experience His presence, but Elijah stays in the cave.
TAKE ACTION- Read Psalm 35 in its entirety to see how honest David was with God. He didn’t mince words or pretend. I love the raw emotion David uses depicting his intimacy with God. David was known as a man after God’s own heart. Yet, he was far from perfect. He approached God with confession on his lips and fire in his heart. David’s heart was a conduit to intimacy because he was c