Prayer Wall for the Nation and the World

No matter what comes against us, God is BIGGER.

Let’s band together as the body of Christ and create a prayer wall to block enemy plans, and to call forth God’s purposes in the midst of so much chaos in our nation and in the world. Will you join me?

For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

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We officially started July 4, and will continue praying until God leads us to stop. The official Prayer Wall, you can continue referring to as you pray is at MoreThanAConquerorBooks.com.

But I will also update continually the media files below (See the footnotes on this page), if you’d like to pray here.

Write in the comments how God’s leading you to pray, and you’re also welcome to write out your prayers.

Please, no arguing, judging, cursing or attacking in the comments. This is not a place for promoting agendas, but for PRAYER. We have a real enemy, but it is not your brother or sister.

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Your purpose in this present darkness is to SHINE

You have a very specific purpose in the midst of all that is going on. It is not to be afraid or to flee what you are afraid of. Those are distractions from the enemy to keep you from rising up in the midst of all the turmoil, and shining for Love. Daniel 12:3.
 
Every light must shine in these dark days. Matthew 5:14-16.
As your light joins with others’, we will overpower the darkness with Christ’s glory.
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PRAY. For the Light armies to smash the demonic darkness.
PRAY. For every dark corner of every heart to be cracked to the core, and filled to overflowing with Christ’s Light.
PRAY. For every believer to shine so brightly in this present darkness that the lost will be drawn to the Light like moths to a flame. John 8:12.
PRAY. For the Lord God Almighty to rise up and show Himself strong in miracles, signs, and wonders, in healings, dreams, and visions, especially amongst the lost. That He will get up in the face of those bent on evil, and there will be a holy reckoning. Justice delivered by the Righteous One. Hearts transformed. Persecutors falling to their knees in repentance.
 
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Gather up your family to pray.
Gather up other believers to pray.
Gather up those across social media to pray.
 
And LOVE.
Every chance you get, pour out His love.
Don’t worry about how others treat you in this moment or that. The small skirmishes throughout the day are but a distraction.
 
Fix your eyes on Christ,
throw off everything that so easily entangles,
and run for the Prize. Hebrews 12:1-3.
 
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The enemy wants the mayhem he is causing to appear as a looming structure, but it’s all just a jumble of flimsy pick up sticks, tossed in such a way that each person who tries to pick one up, even with the best of intentions, gets screamed at and disqualified from the “game” by the touchy sticks around it. Indeed, the dark one, for all his pretense of power, is no match for the Lord God Almighty, Who, with one swipe of His holy arm, would sweep away the enemy’s twittering setups.
 
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This is not a battle of sickness versus health.
Or of black versus white.
Or of country versus country.
Or of party versus party.
 
Those are just earthly skirmishes skittering around the deeper issue at the core.
 
Every voice clamoring to be heard was created for abundant life through Christ, and He is pursuing us relentlessly. Satan wants to kill, steal, and destroy our life purpose by distracting us with his. John 10:10.
 
The choice is up to us.
Will we choose Light or darkness?
Life or death?
 
The way we shine in these dark days is to rise up in the power of the One Whose name is Love and Truth, and share His love like never before. To make such a loud, LOVE-ly noise together as one that all eyes turn from what the enemy has had the world focused on to look straight at Jesus’ glorious face. To see the flame of love burning in His eyes, and fall on their faces in worship of the One Who gave His life to set us free from the chains of the evil one.
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Pray for a rending of the darkness.
A reckoning.
A rip in the core of every heart, until all we have stood for that is not Christ is torn asunder, and every gaping hole we’ve sought to fill with our own agendas is overflowing with Christ …
 
Who is LOVE.
and LIGHT.
and LIFE.
and Justice.
and Healer.
and Perfect Father.
and Desire of All Nations.
 
Only He can do what every heart is truly longing for.
 
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Forgive us, O God, and heal us.

This present darkness comes as no surprise to the Lord. 2 Timothy 3:1-5. It is not much different than in ages gone, when we deserted our purpose in the Lord to run after other gods. Those idols still call to us today … pride, hatred, slander, violence, prejudice, lust, terror, dissension, unforgiveness, bitterness, selfishness, destruction, murder, infidelity….

We have long been a rebellious people, choosing the dung of demons over surrender to our Sovereign.

It’s time now for God’s people to rise up and stand. For our love to be loud. For us to press Christ’s light into the darkness, offering love, peace, hope, and healing. For even before any of this evil began, God already had in place a plan to bring forth good, to draw all men unto Himself … including us.

So, let us join together with Him as one, and intercede for this nation, that He may yet have mercy on us and heal us….

Forgive us, Father, for our sins are great. Bind up the broken and draw us into Your love, lest the wounded of today become the destroyers of tomorrow. Bring to justice the murderers and abusers. Free each of us from the clutches of the enemy, O Father. Have mercy on us, and offer us Your gift of salvation in a way we can’t refuse. Tenderize our hearts and draw us into Your love and grace. Tear down our idols. Set us free from their chains. Rebuild within us a temple of honor to the One True God — the God of Love. Be to us as You were to Paul, throwing us from our high horses that persecute others to flatten us on our faces before You. For we have long been blind, O God, to the purposes You created us for — not to harm, but to love, even as You first loved us and gave Your life as an atonement for our sins. John 3:16, 5:19, 15:9-12.

Lord, we acknowledge we are nothing without You. We need You. But for Your grace, we would all be the vilest of offenders. But now, O God, raise up Your people as beacons of light in the darkness, holding out Your truth as a testimony of how abundant life can truly be in Christ. Philippians 2:12-16, John 10:10. Heal our marriages. Bind our children to Yourself. Pull your church together in unity and peace. Show us how to override curses with blessings, and wrongs with acts of righteousness. Teach us how to love as You love.

Give us kind and tender hearts, filled with brokenness for our sin. Where we have wronged others, Lord, give us courage and humility to ask forgiveness. Set us as upright pillars in the midst of this society that has fallen apart. As we stand for Love, may others answer the call to stand alongside us. May they see Your light in us, seek You with all their hearts, and find You. Jeremiah 29:11-13.

When we cry out to You, hear us, and heal us. Rebuild this country, O God. Tear down what the enemy has established. Set upright all that he has set askew. Take back what he has stolen. And sweep away every idol in a flood of Your love, grace, and miracles. Show Yourself strong, O God, in the sight of every man, woman, and child. Pierce our hearts with true fear of the Lord, that we may gaze upon Your glory, and be changed. For there is no one like You. You alone are God. And You alone are Good. Let us walk in Your goodness, in step with Your Spirit, empowered by Your love, cleansed and renewed by Your grace. Galatians 5:22-25. Let us shine like stars in the universe, as we hold out Your Good News for all to see. Philippians 2:12-16, Daniel 12:3. May our lives reflect the beauty of Your love in all we do. 1 Corinthians 16:14.

Awaken us, O God, and renew us. Have mercy on us, and rescue us. For we need You now more than ever.

In Your name. Amen.

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May 7: National Day of Prayer

Lord, we ask You for this nation. For those in authority and on the frontlines fighting this battle against COVID19, please strengthen and empower them. Don’t let them grow weary of doing good. We the people need Your wisdom, Lord, to make wise decisions, to love others, to keep them and our families safe. Not just from the coronavirus, but from evil. For so many very wrong things have been called “right” and are now accepted, even lauded, where once they were known for the appalling evil they are. Meanwhile, those who seek to do right are slandered and attacked constantly. Agendas and lies rule in media where once facts and unbiased reporting were applauded. We are a people abused and run over by the enemy. We have laid down and allowed him to walk all over us, and even helped him walk over others. But now, Lord, we ask You, give us the courage to stand up for what is right. To love our families. To block those sites that ruin marriages. To return to true love as You truly created it to be. To be faithful to our husbands and wives, kind and gentle with our children. To raise our children up to care about the things that matter most, not use them to promote our own twisted agendas. Oh, Lord, have mercy on the children. Rescue them from abuse. Meet them in their hour of need. Save them from the enemy’s grip. Raise up a generation holy, devoted to You, who will love You and love others, and restore righteousness to this nation. Once we thought ourselves a people under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. But now, we are divided, petty, broken, hurting, lashing out at the slightest slight — a people in need of a Savior. Come and save us, Lord. Meet every person right where we are, and show us Your truth and love. Be miraculous. Be holy. Be powerful. Be loving and tender, kind and compassionate. Be the God of vengeance and justice, rescuing those in need. The Father to the fatherless, Lover of the broken-hearted. Restore us, Lord. We need You. Rebuild what the enemy has so blatantly torn down. And restore in the people of this country faith, hope, and love. Put into place leaders who will push what is right, not what causes chaos; what is good, not what pushes the envelope so evil can run rampant; what sets up a future for our children and our children’s children that is bright and beautiful, not filled with anxiety and fear. For every official currently in power, Lord, we ask that You meet them right now where they are. Wear them down with Your consistent love and truth and wisdom and grace, so they finally let go of enemy agendas and surrender their lives to You. Meet them in their dreams and throughout the day. Block enemy plans. Shut doors that need to be shut. And open doors that need to be opened. For those who fight so hard against unity and against Your purposes, push them out of office, Lord. Bring in those who truly care about this nation, not just in words, but in reality. Who will do what it takes to restore the economy, not destroy it. To mend businesses, not break them. To help the poor rebuild their lives. To make wise decisions constantly. To allow true freedom of what is right. To love You. Give us all a hunger for You that will not stop. May every person in power all the way down to every helpless child hunger for You, O Lord, so deeply, we will seek You with all our hearts and find You. Get up in our face. Invade our space. Overwhelm us with Your love, save us, revive us, set us free, restore us to You. One nation. Under God. Indivisible. With liberty and justice for all. In the precious name of Jesus, Who died so we can truly live. Amen.
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Prayer for Worldwide Awakening

This May 5, more than 125,000 Christians will band together to pray for global revival. Let’s join them! Click “Follow” at the bottom right of your mobile screen, or in the column to the right on your computer to follow my blog for verses and prayers. And sign up here for a free guide to knowing God’s voice.

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 TLB

Here are some ideas for how you, your family and/or your church can get involved:

  • Fast until supper.
  • Cook an international dinner, and pray together during the meal.
  • Have a family worship service, and spend time in prayer for the nations.
  • Lay a map of the world out on the floor, or use a globe, and lay hands on each country as you pray.
  • Let each person in your family (church, Bible study group, etc.) choose a country to pray for. Do research on that country’s specific problems, needs, government, religion, etc., and pray with purpose.
  • Prayerwalk your neighborhood or other areas where there are internationals, businesses, families in need, or wherever God lays on your heart.
  • Do drive-by prayer to pray for government seats, businesses, internationals, the elderly, schools, homeless, churches, or any other place God leads you.
  • Make a poster, and write out the prayers and verses God lays on your heart, and then keep that poster somewhere where you can continue to pray daily.
  • Write the prayers and verses in your journal, and keep it by your Bible, so you will continue to pray daily for worldwide revival. 
  • Other ideas (Please share in the comments. 👇)

In preparation for May 5, I encourage you to write lists in your journal of neighbors who are lost, nations God has placed on your heart, missionaries, top 50 nations where Christians are persecuted, ministries that fight against abuse and human trafficking, and anything else the Lord lays on your heart. Begin praying even now for  global breakthrough, so that millions, even billions will be saved, and strong, vibrant churches will be planted all over the world, even in the least likely of places. 

With the whole earth caught in the grip of this pandemic, it’s time now to ask the Lord for a shift in the battle for the nations, so that millions of lost will come to Christ, and strong, vibrant, multiplying churches, grounded in truth and love, will spring up all over the world.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

Lord, we ask You for an awakening all across this nation and all across the world. May every heart, every home, every nation, every tribe, every language hunger to know You as the One True God. For those who have never heard Your name, Jesus, make Your name known now. Meet them in their dreams. Bring Christians across their path to show them love. Get up in their face, so close, they can see the never-ending flame in Your eyes burning with boundless love. Invade their space. Let them feel You there with them, closer than their skin. Be their Safe Place, where they can lay down all their anxious fears and rest in the safety of this one: fear of the Lord. Tear down every idol. Shake the things this world has stood upon. And speak, Lord, so loudly, there will be no doubt in anyone’s mind that You alone are God, and You alone are Good. Psalm 29 says Your voice is “powerful.” It breaks the nations, and shakes the earth. Show Yourself strong. Let no one say Your arm is too short to save. Reach into every home and every heart to heal those who are hurting, restore what has been lost, and save those who have not yet believed. Strengthen Your church. Give us courage to stand in the face of persecution. Bring the downfall of evil governments, and open the way for peace, especially in the lives of those who have only known abuse, oppression and war. Teach us how to pray for our neighbors, both near and far. And bring forth a mighty revival all across this earth. Tear down every wall that has been set up against You. Set captive hearts free. And usher in a new era of openness to the Gospel like never before. Meet every heart right where they are. Flood them with Your truth, grace, and love, so they will know without a doubt that You are the One they’ve been looking for. May they fall to their knees in worship, receive Your salvation, and follow You alone. In Your name. Amen.

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Rising to the occasion in your trials

As I asked the Lord what He wanted to say to His body, … this is what He downloaded into my heart….

This is not the end. It is only a beginning. You must press through this in My arms to prepare yourself for what I have waiting for you on the other side. If you moan your way through this, you’ll miss what I’m doing. Stop a moment. Press into Me. There are things you’re doing I didn’t ask you to. I want to show you what they are so you can lay those down and run well in what I HAVE asked you to do right now. Look up. It’ll all turn around at the wave of My hand. But for now, you must look UP. Looking down, all you see is the dirt. Looking up, you focus on My glory, and rise to the occasion, in My arms, carried on My pinions, soaring over this mountainous trial, and out to the spacious place I have prepared for you beyond.

Fear not. I will carry you

You must look UP to rise up. Isaiah 40:31.

Mikaela Vincent
Inspirational author, MoreThanAConquerorBooks.com
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5+ Minutes to a Freer Heart

Have you ever struggled with a sin or thought process you just couldn’t shake? You know you shouldn’t do that. You know that thinking those things takes you down dark roads. And yet, somehow, you keep doing it again and again.

Romans 7:21-25 (TLB) describes it well:

It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.  I love to do God’s will so far as my new nature is concerned; but there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. In my mind I want to be God’s willing servant, but instead I find myself still enslaved to sin.

So you see how it is: my new life tells me to do right, but the old nature that is still inside me loves to sin. Oh, what a terrible predicament I’m in! Who will free me from my slavery to this deadly lower nature? Thank God! It has been done by Jesus Christ our Lord. He has set me free.

Only a deep, personal encounter with Truth Himself can topple the lie-walls that build anger, depression, judgment, anxiety, or any other stronghold you’re captive to. See John 8:31-32, 36, 42-47, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Galatians 5:1.

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The freedom strategy below has transformed my life. Almost every stronghold God set me free from, He used these very steps. With some of my strongholds, He breezed me through to freedom in just 5-10 minutes. Other times, there were more instructions I needed to follow to complete the process. Pride, for instance, took a year to come down, and fear took several years. But I guarantee that if you make it through step 5 below, you will be on your way to greater joy, freedom, and oneness with Christ. Only the One Whose name is Truth can set you free from the lies that bind you to a stronghold.  

  1. Invite God to guard this time together with Him, fill the room with His presence, block out any distractions or enemy interference, and lead you. 
  2. Ask Him, “When did (rejection, lust, anxiety, depression, loneliness, impatience, anger, judgment, or whatever your issue is) first enter my life? Take me anywhere You want to take me and show me anything You want to show me.”
  3. If a memory comes to mind, stay there with Him, feeling what you felt when that happened. Look for the lies (like, “I’ll never measure up,” “I have to do this on my own,” “No one will ever love me,” etc.). 
  4. Now, ask Him for His truth: “Lord, You were there when that happened. Show me where You were and what You were saying and doing. What do You say to the lies and to what happened to me?” 
  5. Look around for Him in your memory, and listen for His voice, a Bible verse, a picture, an impression of His love and truth upon your heart and mind. He may even change the memory to reflect what He says and what He was doing.

– from Victory Strategy #18, Delight to be a Woman of Wonder (for her) and Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior (for him) by Mikaela Vincent.

May He restore your joy, flood you with His Spirit of Truth, and set you free!

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Blessings!

Mikaela Vincent, inspirational author, MoreThanAConquerorBooks.com

Powerful Practical Devotions for Busy Christians

These 100 one-page devotional Bible studies go deep in the Word, with practical, tactical, life-transforming strategies for overcoming the enemy in the battlefield of the mind, and removing the barriers to oneness with Christ and others: Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior (for him) and Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder (for her).

There’s a reason for this trial. Don’t waste it.

What are some things God has led you to do during quarantine to feed your soul and encourage others? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear!

As I asked the Lord what was on His heart today for His body, this is what I felt Him saying:

The days aren’t as bad as they’re going to get. Hold onto Me, and you will feel My powerful shoulders carrying you through this. But bend to the darkness, and you’ll find it like quicksand — just one step could fatefully suck you in over your head.

This time I’ve given you of separation from the world and intimacy with family is to grow you in love, and deepen your faith. It is NOT for indulging in secret sin formerly kept at bay by busyness. It is NOT for listening to the news all day and telling everyone your opinion about it. 

It is for the child playing at your feet. For the wife of your youth finally feeling seen and loved by you as once she felt before. And for the God you profess to worship to finally take first place in your life.

Whatever opinions you have, hold them in until they’ve been surrendered to Me. You see, My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways. Only when you humbly surrender to Me, only when you come up here and let Me carry you, instead of standing on your wobbly opinions, will you see clearly. Only in oneness with Me does your flaming opinion matter.

It must be fueled by Truth and Love, or it is only a clanging symbol.

Exodus 19:4, Proverbs 5:18, Isaiah 55:6-9, 1 Corinthians 13

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Don’t treat Jesus like a trophy bride.

The Lord woke me up from this dream last night, urging me to share it with you today….

A man I know from several decades ago asked me to marry him, even though we hadn’t seen each other in years, and I don’t really know him well. A famous minister and counselor, he traveled extensively to teach on loving God and loving your wife; but ended up cheating on his own wife. Now, he’s rich and famous in more secular circles.

That was the man who in my dream asked me to marry him, but in the wedding ceremony there was no kiss, and afterward, no intimacy. In fact, he just disappeared.

So, the next day, I went looking for him. I found him in a hallway, on the way from one event to another where he was the guest speaker. He seemed surprised, and a little nervous, like he didn’t really expect me to pursue him. And now that I was standing next to him, and we were alone, he appeared embarrassed, awkward. He kept looking up, down, and all around, but not at me. At last, he asked me a deep question, not because he was interested in my answer, but because he thought it was expected of him.

I just wanted him to look at me.

But he never did. Instead, he grabbed my hand, and with his back to me, led me back to the circles where we’d met, and paraded me around. He walked up to everyone in sight, as if he wanted to make sure they all knew I was with him. They smiled politely, and then went on about their business, leaving us alone together once again. He seemed anxious, looking back at those people, like he wanted desperately for them to affirm he was really with me.

But he never looked at me. The one he married. The one he pledged his life to.

Finally, I stood up on my tip toes, put my arms around his neck, and got up in his face. He sort of glanced at me, and then jumped, like he was surprised to find me so close.

Now that I had caught his attention, I asked, “Why did you marry me?”

Apparently annoyed to find me still up in his face, his words shot out fast and blunt, “Because you look good on my arm.” 

“That’s not very romantic,” I answered.

“No.” He shifted uncomfortably, and then looked away again. “I married you because I wanted to make sure you’re well taken care of.” An excuse, spoken to placate me.

But I didn’t want his money. I wanted his heart.

So, still up in his face, I said something cute and funny, and he seemed surprised, intrigued, like he had no idea being married to me might actually be fun. He quirked a smile, and I could see the decision click in his mind, like, “Well, since she’s here, why not give it a go?” He turned his back to the people, took my arm in his, and walked off with me into green grass alongside quiet waters.

And then I woke up.

When I asked the Lord what the dream meant, I felt Him saying:

“Don’t make Me your trophy bride. I’m not a choice you make to help you look like a good person, so you can further your influence and career. You may think all is well because you support Me financially, but that, also, you do only to make yourself look good. I am the Lord God Almighty, Who created you for divine purposes, the greatest of which is deep, intimate relationship with Me. I’m not interested in appearances or money. I want your heart. Glance My way, even for a moment, and I will surprise you with just how intriguing, fulfilling, peaceful, and exciting betrothal to Me truly is.”

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Pursued by the God of Miracles

Did you have a chance to seek the Lord at the beginning of 2019 to ask Him for what He wanted to speak over the year? How did you see Him doing those things, drawing you to Himself day after day? What miracles did He do?

Just the fact that you sought Him, and He spoke to you is miracle enough. It’s still so hard for me to comprehend how this Almighty God, so vast not even the universe can contain Him, would call this tiny space that is my heart His home.

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One word He spoke over our last two years was “plenty.” We serve the Lord by faith overseas in a dark area of the world where few have heard of Christ and Christians are persecuted. That makes us constantly needing plenty of protection, anointing, empowering, wisdom, guidance, provision…. To put it short, “plenty” is a sweet place to rest in Him.

Little did we know, with that word, the Lord God Almighty was setting us up for a series of miracles.

We try to live constantly with our hearts tuned to the Spirit’s lead, so I wasn’t surprised when my husband felt impressed to grab up the currency of a nation we didn’t plan to visit, and then take it with him as we headed out on a trip to a totally different country. A few days later, high in remote mountains, traveling from one village to another, we suffered an accident. My husband’s injuries required a surgery not safe in that developing nation, so (surprise!), we emergency evacuated out to the other country. Less than 24 hours later, an excellent surgeon performed the needed procedure.

My husband gave me $30 worth of the God-ordained currency he had brought with him, which I used all week long to buy food, medicine, and other needed items. Surprised at how far that $30 was going, I noticed my coin purse growing fatter and fatter, but thought it was probably because of the change from the one bill my husband had given me. When he ran out of his own stash, however, the bank wanted to charge way too much for us to get more out. So, I told him, “Let me just see how much I have left.”

When I opened my coin purse, I counted more than $100, even after a week of hefty purchases!

We laughed so hard. Because we know this God of Miracles. This wasn’t the first multiplication miracle He’d done for us and others we know out here living by faith. But this time, between my husband feeling led to bring that currency, and the miracle of the coin purse, we felt the Lord saying, “The ‘accident’ was no accident.”

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Follow-up visits with the doctor meant we had to stick around two more weeks, so the Spirit again very specifically led my husband to book a certain inexpensive apartment. Meanwhile, an old friend of mine found out what city we were in, and urged me to contact a family she knows there.

I thought, “I don’t want to meet anybody. I just want to be quiet, recuperate from all my bruises, and take care of my husband after his surgery.”

But the Lord impressed on my mind, “Call them.” So, I did.

In a megacity of millions, this missionary family lived one floor down in the very same building! They were going through hard times, ready to give up on just about everything in life. But as we encouraged, counseled, and prayed together with them daily, God blocked several attacks the enemy had launched against them, started them on a road to freedom, and renewed their hope.

When, at last, we arrived back home in the dark country where we live, my husband opened his desk drawer, and there, in the very spot that had been left empty when he took out the money before our trip, was a fat stack of that same currency again!

We laughed so hard! The Lord had already prepared for the next trip out to see the doctor a month later. And, yes, we saw the family again, as well.

On the last day of that second trip, we were down to just enough money to eat lunch and get to the airport to head back home. But when we arrived at our apartment in the country where we live. and pulled off our many layers of winter clothes, every pocket we stuck our hands in, we pulled out that currency!

So, again, we had the provision for the next trip to see the doctor.

I’m actually weeping as I write this, because this Great God loved that family so much that He orchestrated every turn of events, both catastrophic and miraculous, to pursue them and heal them. And He built our faith, as well, and the faith of many others who have heard our story.

This series of travels spanned over both years He had spoken “plenty” over. But it’s just a portion of that plenty. He did even more miracles in the midst of all those I don’t have room to write about. To tell you all of it would fill a book!

This same great, beautiful God is pursuing you, too, right now. Can you feel Him?

Stop, and let Him catch you.

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What is God calling you to in 2020? Take time to ask Him. Journal what you feel Him saying, and pray it back to Him.

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If you’d like a day planner specifically geared toward surrendering every moment, day, plan, and task to the Lord to make it His, try the 2020 Vision: Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder Power Planner. (Choose from 6×9 lined, 6×9 unlined, or 8.5×11 bullet journal)

What are some goals for your quiet times you feel the Lord’s leading in, especially with regard to heart change and time in the Word?

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These 100 one-page devotional Bible studies go deep in the Word, with practical, tactical, life-transforming strategies for overcoming the enemy in the battlefield of the mind, and removing the barriers to oneness with Christ and others: Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior (for him) and Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder (for her).

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If you’d like to dig into the Word and journal through God’s character as revealed through His names this year, check out the Names of God Prayer Journal. (Available in 6×9 lined, 6×9 unlined, 8.5×11 blank, and 8.5×11 bullet journal.)

Have a happy New Year!

Mikaela Vincent, MoreThanAConquerorBooks.com (All proceeds I receive as the author of these books go to shining the Light of Christ in dark corners of the world where few have heard His name, and Christians are persecuted.)

Prayers for the Persecuted this Christmas…

Merry Christmas! I hope you’re having an amazing season celebrating our Savior’s birth.

As you freely gather with your family and worship the Lord openly in your church this Christmas, please pause a moment, and pray for the many millions who still have never heard Jesus’ name….

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… and for persecuted Christians around the world:

Lord, we ask You for Christians in closed countries, that You would hide them under the shadow of Your wings, and keep them safe from persecution and harm. Draw to them those who are true seekers, hungry to know the Living God. Empower and embolden them to share with those You’ve placed in their path to share with, and bring many thousands of lost to You this Christmas season, Lord. As Christians gather quietly in secret to celebrate Your birth, shield those meetings from the eyes and ears and knowledge of those who would mean them harm. Keep them warm and safe, bless them abundantly, and let them touch the depths of Your grace, love, glory, and felt presence. Perform miracles and signs and wonders to baffle their persecutors and draw lost people to You. May those who have stood so strongly against You for so long crumble now to their knees before You in surrender and worship. And may this coming year be a year of unprecedented growth in church plants, with both Christians and seekers craving to gather together to pray, worship, study Your Word, and grow together. Get Your Word into the hands of those who still have not read it in their own language, Lord. May Your Kingdom come to all the peoples of this earth! In Your glorious name. Amen.

And have a wonderful Christmas!

Mikaela Vincent

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Thankful for this trial

As you tell God all the things you’re grateful for this Thanksgiving, is your present trial on that list? It is in times of hardship that we undergo significant transformation within ourselves for the better. And that is the greatest blessing of all — to be conformed to the image of Christ. Romans 12:1-2.

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

Philippians 3:7-11 (niv)

One of the missionary women the Lord led me to mentor came over weekly for counseling and prayer. But on this occasion, just a few days before Thanksgiving, she came angry.

Her family had planned to spend the holiday with close friends, but she had just found out a certain missionary woman she didn’t like would be there also.

“She’ll ruin it!” my friend vented, pacing the room, and spouting off a tirade of things she didn’t like about the other woman.

Just because you believe something doesn’t make it true. Only what God says is true. If your eyes are on your problem, rather than how big your God is; or if your eyes are on how people aren’t doing what you want them to, then you’re looking in the wrong direction.

As I put on soft worship music in the background to help my friend shift her thoughts, I encouraged her to lay down her opinions and ideas about that woman at Jesus’ feet; and then ask Him for His. What does Jesus say about her? That’s what really matters. Only He knows a heart, and only He knew what He was doing when she was invited to Thanksgiving dinner.

A few moments later, my friend looked up, tears glistening in her eyes. “God showed me her pain. She’s been through so much. I can’t wait to put my arms around her and tell her I love her, and Jesus does too!”

In just a few minutes, the Lord had transformed bitterness into joy, anger into love … by giving her His viewpoint and plan.

The enemy had arranged a nasty dissension feast for Thanksgiving that year, but the Lord overcame it with His purposes, and gave those families one of the most beautiful holiday celebrations they would ever know.

The key is surrender. When we lay down our expectations, desires, opinions, judgments, plans, and agendas to ask God for His, He makes something beautiful of what the enemy purposed for evil. Romans 8:28. Especially within us.

What are you facing during the upcoming holidays? Is there anything you’re dreading about the next few weeks? A situation you’d rather avoid?

Lay down your schedule before the Lord, and let Him arrange it the way He desires. Forgive those you hold grudges against, and ask the Lord how you can be a blessing in others’ lives — a channel of love to draw those around you closer to Him and each other.

Don’t waste this trial. Look for what God’s doing, and follow Him there!

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Book 1: Rescue from Darkness, and Book 2: Sands of Surrender.
I Want to See Jesus! (beginning reader)
Out You Go, Fear! (steps to freedom from fear for ages 4-8)
I Want a Horse! (for ages 4-8, when you want something so badly it’s all you can dream about)

All the way

One of the things I often do for exercise is run up and down stairs in a high rise building. My goal has been 7 flights 7 times, as I pray for Christians who are persecuted here in the dark corner of the world where God has called us, and for the millions who have yet to hear Jesus’ name. But a few days ago, as I prayed for a Christian brother struggling with sin, I stopped a flight too low. When I hurriedly turned around to go back up, I tripped and nearly fell! I heard the Lord saying to my heart, “Tell him he must not stop. He must go all the way with Me. If he stops too soon, he’ll fall again. Tell him, ‘You must go all the way to win the prize.‘” Galatians 5:1, Hebrews 12:1-3.

Run, runner! Run from that sin!
If you think you’ve got this, you will fall.
Fix your eyes on Jesus, and never stop running to Him.
Galatians 5:1, Hebrews 12:1-3

Actually, the Lord is telling me that now. What about you? Where have you fallen back? When did you stop pressing forward in the Lord for freedom from that stronghold that controls your thoughts and reactions instead of the Holy Spirit?

Every day is a new day.
Every moment is a new moment.
Make it His. … Forever.

Recently, I climbed the stairs again, and got so caught up in worship and prayer, I didn’t focus on how far I went. Sometimes I stopped at 7 floors, sometimes 6, sometimes 8. When at last I finished my seventh round and was ready to head home, I felt the Lord whisper, “Press on.”

He became the air in my lungs, the beat of my heart, the energy that flowed through my body.

There are treasures hidden in the Secret Place you will never find until you climb higher up and deeper into Christ.

I ran higher and faster, past floors I’d never seen before, each with new discoveries unavailable on the lower levels I had frequented.

A soft bed, tucked in the stairwell somewhere around floor 15, reminded me of the peace and rest that overtook my frazzled heart when I learned to surrender my every moment to Christ to make it His. Isaiah 30:15a.

Sturdy building materials on different levels reminded me of the various tools He has provided for me at different levels in my walk with Him to repair His temple, my heart, and build up His church.

A writing desk, somewhere around floor 23, reminded me that, before God anointed me to write together with Him books that make a difference, I first had to let Him re-write the pages of my own heart and mind, knocking down lies with His truth, and setting me free to flow in His Spirit.

Somewhere around the 25th floor, a human-sized vase, gilded with intricate flowers of gold, surprised me. What such an exquisitely detailed masterpiece was doing in a dank stairwell, hiding its beauty from the world, I have no idea. But it brought to mind 2 Timothy 2:20: The Lord wants to make us vessels for His glory.  So, what on earth are we, His masterpieces, doing hanging out in dark corners?

“Wasting His grace.” That’s what a dear local brother here calls it when we veer from God’s plans to chase our own, when we trade in the golden vase to become stinky pots used for unholy purposes.

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8 NIV

Upward and upward we climbed, the Lord and I, and not once did I think of quitting, for His Spirit empowered me.

He gave me instructions along the way, like to walk across certain floors, and then pick up the climb at a different stairwell. But never did we stop moving upward.

That’s what this life with Him is supposed to look like. Not 7 steps up, 7 steps back. Not mountain highs, and valley lows.

Once you truly fix your eyes on Jesus, you can’t help but keep climbing. Getting closer and closer to Him is all you ever want.

What are you chasing these days that’s keeping you from the climb?

Even if you stumble, there’s no retreating. Even if He keeps you on a plateau until you learn whatever He’s teaching you, you don’t dive off the cliff. There’s no rock-bottom when you go through trials in Jesus’ arms. Every difficulty becomes a chance to press in all the harder, hear Him all the louder, obey Him all the more, and draw all the nearer to the One you love.

I know what it’s like to ride that spiritual roller coaster you might feel you’re on, because I used to waver up and down, and sideways, even. But, then … Jesus … He stole into my quiet times, toppled my lies with His truth, and set me free. Each time a stronghold fell, I could hear His voice louder, feel His presence stronger.  Why would I throw away LIFE — for He is the very air I breathe — and go back to snuffing up vomit, as 2 Peter 2:22 so graphically puts it? Galatians 5:1.

You get the point. Anyway, I continued to climb that stairwell with the Lord, until we reached the topmost floor anyone who rides the elevator knows about — anyone who takes the easy way up.

But there was one more secret floor above that one, for those who refuse to stop with “I’ve finally arrived.”  And above that highest level reached a ladder up, up, up to an open portal to the heavens.

There comes a point in drawing near to God, when our hearts are so surrendered that His Spirit overtakes us. HE is the One Who empowers us to climb higher and higher, uncovering mysteries and treasures of His love we never found at lower levels of faith.

If we press on in Him, He will open up a portal above us, where we can touch the things of Heaven even here on earth. Then, not even the sky will be the limit of what He will do in us, through us, and all around us.  

What’s keeping  you from going deeper in Christ? Let Him remove the barriers to oneness.

Is God Good?

“If God is good, then why does He let bad things happen?”

Have you ever thought that?

What if at the core of all our depression, anxiety, bitterness, anger, fear, hopelessness, frustration, wrong choices, stress, and struggles is the belief that GOD IS NOT ALL GOOD?

If God isn’t all good, if He’s sometimes evil, then I wouldn’t have to trust Him. If His judgment is fallible, then I could rely on my own reasoning over the Word of God. If He’s not really for me, I could do things my own way, rather than obeying Him. And if He’s not Sovereign, then I could spiral effortlessly into anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.

What would happen if I truly believed that God is Who the Word says He is?

  • Rather than feeling anxious, I would trust in the Lord, rejoice that He’s got it all under control, and feel peace. (Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 6:25-34)
  • Rather than leaning on my own imperfect understanding to make devastating decisions, I would seek all-knowing God for His wisdom and follow His lead. (Proverbs 3:6-7, Isaiah 55:6-9)
  • Rather than pornography or some other worldly thing captivating me, sin would lose its appeal, as I fix my eyes on Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
  • Rather than running in my own strength and burning out, I would do only the things God asks of me, and do them in His power. (Philippians 4:13)
  • Rather than ceasing to pray, I would pray without ceasing and see miracles happen. (Ephesians 6:18)
  • Rather than depressing myself and others, I would worship God and feel joy in His presence. (Psalm 16:11, Galatians 5:22-25)
  • Rather than letting the darkness overwhelm me, I would shine for Christ, pushing back the darkness with His Light. (Matthew 5:11-16, Philippians 2:14-15)
  • Rather than getting angry at God or pointing a finger at someone else, I would take responsibility for my sinful reactions, and let God change me, so my circumstances and the people around me would also then change. (Matthew 7:1-5, 1 John 1:9-10, Matthew 5:16)
True peace comes through believing God is in control, and He is good.
True peace comes through believing God is in control, and He is good.

So, here is my challenge to you today:

Ask the Lord when you first began to doubt His goodness. Let Him take you to that memory. Feel what you felt when that happened, so you can find the lies, like “God isn’t really All-Powerful because He didn’t protect me,” or “God doesn’t care,” etc. Then ask Him for His truth. Let Him plant it deep in your heart.

Need some extra Truth ammunition to blow the lies out of your mind? Look up these verses and write what God shows you in your journal:

  • 1 Chronicles 16:34
  • 2 Chronicles 5:13
  • Psalm 25:8
  • Psalm 33:5
  • Psalm 34:8
  • Psalm 69:16
  • Psalm 85:12
  • Psalm 100:5
  • Psalm 106:1
  • Psalm 107:1
  • Psalm 109:21
  • Psalm 118:1, 29
  • Psalm 135:3
  • Psalm 136:1
  • Psalm 143:10
  • Psalm 145:9
  • Jeremiah 33:11
  • Lamentations 3:25
  • Nahum 1:7
  • Matthew 19:17
  • Mark 10:18
  • Luke 18:19

Don’t let the father of lies kill your joy, rob your peace, or destroy your faith. John 10:10.

Jesus said to them, … “Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot accept my Word. You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is from God hears the words of God. The reason you do not hear them is that you are not from God.

John 8:42-47 NRSV

The areas of our lives where we do not believe Truth are the very places we have allowed the father of lies to take us captive to think and do his bidding.

Only Truth can set us free.

(John 8:31-32)
When we choose to agree with Truth, we open up a channel for the Spirit to fill us with love, joy, and peace. Galatians 5:22-25.

For steps to removing the barriers to oneness with Christ so you can live a life of freedom, see Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior, or Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder.

Overcome the enemy in the battlefield of the mind with these his-and-hers spiritual warfare manuals for freedom from strongholds, Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder, and Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior.
Overcome the enemy in the battlefield of the mind with these his-and-hers spiritual warfare manuals for freedom from strongholds, Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder, and Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior.