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Week Two: Be Specific When You Ask

Welcome to WEEK TWO of the 40-DAY CHALLENGE.  If you are just joining us, click here.

Last week, we practiced Step One: BE ALERT for prayer. I hope you’ve been watching for signs of God at work and listening for His voice, especially His whispers.

This week’s focus is on Step Two: Be SPECIFIC when you ASK.

Back in high school, I took karate.  Our training included hand- to-hand free sparring.  No protective pads allowed. Yikes! Plus, I was in a class with all guys and easily outmuscled. But the instructor coached me to use my opponent’s size and strength against him.  In other words, I was to channel the attacker’s force into a powerful counter-attack.  To my surprise, this strategy worked! Continue reading


Submit yourselves to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7 NIV).

Resist!  Learning to resist the devil is the key to victory in spiritual warfare. God’s Word is fundamental in our fight, and it’s crucial that we pray.  But James won’t let us forget us that we can’t beat the devil unless we resist.   Continue reading