Prayer has such a way of providing relief. I realized the other day, how I got so up in arms about a thing, so caught up in what I thought should happen and how something should take place, and even went as far as rehearsing how a thing should carry out. But, that was me, in the natural, trying to fight, figure and force something, in my own strength. Now, all of that, when I was finished, truthfully, left me frustrated and flustered! However, thankfully, it didn’t end there. Guess what happened when I made a conscious decision to surrender everything in prayer? I felt such a release come over me. The thought of “why didn’t I just do this in the first place or even rest in the fact that I had done this already”? Well, that’s just it, I didn’t REST or completely give it over to God the first time. I still tried to have my hand in it. So, the second time I prayed, I turned it up a notch and went into complete “warfare” mode. Ya’ll don’t know about that “binding and loosing”! 🙂 No but seriously, Jesus says, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 18:18 KJV)
So what I did instead, was to go to battle using my spiritual weapon of prayer! It provided the release I needed. I took my hands off of it and put it in the Master’s hands! What better hands right? 🙂 Say this with me, “pray and release”. Say it again, “pray and release”! We gotta stop trying to play “God” over our situations and concerns, and let “The One and Only God” be God! He don’t need no help!! (I’m talking to myself) Let me rephrase that for some…”He doesn’t need our assistance with anything”! 🙂 God is God all by Himself!
Ok, just one more time, for the sake of settledness and peace…”PRAY AND RELEASE”! 🙂