To those who know that that they have been truly called to stand in the gap and to be God's intercessors. I call you Woman Warrior for God has called you into the battle field to fight, to take up your weapons and intercede on behalf of those in which you are connected. If we fail on this assignment much is at stake, the sick will not be healed, the lost will never be saved, the hopeless will never gain hope, the wayward child will never return home, the rocky marriage will fail, the called and chosen ministers will close the church doors, the frightened teen-aged girl will go ahead and have an abortion, the depressed single mother struggling to take care of her family will just take the pills and call it quits, the discouraged businessman will give up and lay off his workers or just shut the doors all together, the future president will drop out of school, the wayward teen will end up in prison with a life sentence.... nations will continue to go to war, Israel will never have peace, politicians will continue to seek after greed instead of serving the people,.., the poor in rural America, third world countries like Haiti and Rwanda will continue to suffer with no hope in sight..millions of unreached people groups will never no the hope of the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, millions of children will continue to die in Africa each day from contaminated water.... this looks very bleak and so it is, except, that my prayers, and your prayers are the key to change and turning all of these situations around. Yes, God is the hope in each of these situations, His word, His Son, His ways are the solution.
The problem is that as Prayer Warriors, Woman Prayer Warriors, we sometimes feel that we too are at our last rope. We too feel discouraged and hopeless that change is not taking place soon enough, we too feel overwhelmed that we need a change, God has to move, our situations seem impossible. These issues that we deal with daily are designed to wear us down and wear us out so that we become ineffective in our ministry of intercessory prayer. When you are being tested do not try to go through it alone, find one trusted friend who is an intercessor to petition God on your behalf. We can be a strength to one another. The word tells us the fervent effectual prayer availeth much - in other words passionate prayers get powerful results!! Perhaps you are at your rope and can't go any further but the good news is that God CAN.. "With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible".
God will send rivers of refreshing, even in your wilderness. Yes, Prayer Warriors go through wilderness experiences too. He will refresh the weary heart and lift up your head. He will shine his face upon you.
Sing for the time of refreshing is come!!!We can rejoice in advance for what God will do. We are called, ordained and chosen by God to do the work of intercessory prayer. Jesus himself said that we would do greater works. The work of intercessory prayer, fasting and intervening on the behalf of others is that greater work we are called to do!! If we continue in the faith and do our part, Jesus will take up the baton in this relay race as our Advocate and High Priest, he will then take our prayers to the Father and enter the Holy of Holies. God will then bring about the change that we are praying for, believing for and waiting upon.
We must remember that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. It the annointing of God that destroys yokes and sets the captive free, that changes the heart of an individual, that affects all these things we petition Him for. So, to the Woman Warrior, I encourage you to continue in supplications and thanksgiving. God is faithful. Continue to live by faith in His word and His promises. For He has promised that your strength shall be renewed, you shall mount up as eagles wings (Isaiah). Though our adversary may attempt to wear you out, by his tactics, God has promised to continuously Give you strength.
Yaweh is Gracious. His Grace is like River that never runs dry. As we go forth in 2012, let's recommit to even more fervent prayers, faithfulness in fasting and interceding for our loved ones, communities, our nations and the world. Let us take up our weapons of warfare, let us look to those warriors that have come before us for inspiration. God is still writing names in his hall of fame, will you be one of those who will receive a reward for your works here on the earth. God is not mocked for whatsoever a woman sows that shall she also reap. You may never gain a Nobel prize here on earth, you may never gain the recognition or full appreciation for all your years of laboring by faith on behalf of others, but God has the record. He himself will bless and reward you in the days to come!!! Let us continue to encourage one another as the day of Jesus coming approaches. I believe that 2012 will be your greatest year yet!!
Attached is an inspirational video by Vonciel Bryant http://www.facebook.com/photo.