When it comes to spiritual warfare, Christians understand that the power doesn’t come from human effort or strategizing, but from God himself. Our role as God’s people is to put on the full armor of God and to wield the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (Ephesians 6:10-18)
One more thing we can “do:” get “knees on the ground” in prayer. Prayer is directed to our all-powerful, all-merciful, all-knowing Lord. The more knees on the ground (whether literally or figuratively), the better. God’s people are encouraged when we pray for one another. And God’s power is accessed – he hears and answers according to his will.
I recently enjoyed a few weeks of vacation at home. It was a chance to clear my head and lighten my heart, especially after six months of “pastoring” during the first half of the disorienting landscape of 2020. I still received occasional calls/texts/messages asking for prayer. The amount of prayer requested seemed higher than usual; it is, after all, 2020. Aren’t you glad God doesn’t take a vacation, even one at home?
During that time, I was able to spend unhurried, refreshing time with “knees on the ground.” I went to the Lord in prayer on behalf of others. And I went in prayer on behalf of my family and myself. Sometimes, I just didn’t know what to say, but God always knows what I need.
Knees on the ground. In prayer. Heart, mind, and thoughts directed to the Father of heavenly lights, the giver of every good and perfect gift…the Giver of all I have and need, and more. It’s a daily practice for God’s people. It’s necessary and refreshing. Excuse me, but I’ve got some praying to do…
Peace in Christ,
Pastor Stephen Luchterhand