National Prayer Strategy: Day 5

Day 5: 12 December

James 1:5-8 “If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as he is] a man of two minds, (hesitating, doubting, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].

Most of us struggle with doubt and double-mindedness. Often this struggle has been birthed from the difference we
experience between what we have lived through in our souls and bodies versus what the Word of God says. With one part of us we choose to agree and align with what the the Lord says, yet another part of us is nearly magnetically drawn back into aligning with the lies that the enemy wants us to consider. Treacherous whispers that suggest that we are alone, that God won’t come through, that we don’t matter, that we don’t have what it takes and that God doesn’t care if we suffer. All malicious lies that capitalize on our woundedness, naivety, our lack of wisdom and inadequate understanding of Who God is and revelation about His perspective. Let’s ask the Father to raise us up in understanding His perspectives and to teach us how to let go and how to lean heavily on the arm of Jesus in every matter.

Lord Jesus, I confess and repent for every time I or any person in my bloodline choose not to seek Your face with our whole hearts and where this caused us to come into agreement with the same doubt that Adam made room for and which lead to his fall and the current fallen state of man.

Please have mercy on us and forgive us for every lie we believed, forgive us for all double-mindedness and restore stability in us. I give You permission to take out the ungodly mindsets that I carry generationally and to set the Plumbline of Your Truth in me. Teach me how to be unwavering and solid in my faith and how to receive and keep a single focus in me, especially when it comes to what You say about who You are, who I am called to be and what You want to do through me in South Africa.