Be Strong Prayer for January 26. Intimidation occurs as a result of a lack of courage and when you are feeling inferior or powerless. We are strong in the Lord, so we should not feel intimidated by anything. We should ask God for being strong in prayer.
Bible Verse for Today
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings” (1 Peter 5:8-9).
Discouragement is the opposite of courage, a state of mind that is marked by fear of failure and loss of hope. Discouragement is a weapon that the devil always uses to keep the Children of God intimidated thus keeping them from fulfilling their purposes in life.
Satan used this against the Israelites when they were about to take over Canaan. They were intimidated because the city was very large, well-fortified, and seemed undefeatable. These were the reason the Israelites were intimidated and they could not act according to the word of God.
It is very important for Christians to know that discouragement is an agent of intimidation. You should encourage yourself in the Lord, ask Him to encourage you to be strong prayer. Joshua was encouraged by the Lord and he was not intimidated. Do not be intimidated by the roaring of the enemies, you have Jesus in you and you can stand against them. Jesus is telling you today to be strong and be of good courage, don’t be intimidated by anything.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go”.
Be Strong Prayer for Today
I need the power to be strong to face anything, Lord gives me the power. God, I refuse to be intimidated by anything, I refuse to be discouraged today. I refuse to allow the enemy to use discouragement to weigh me down. Therefore, I seek encouragement from you today, my Lord, encourage me so I won’t be intimidated by anything. If others are doing better, I receive the grace to do the best and to be better than them. Amen.
Also read: The Genuine Worshiping God. January 25