Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. -Mark 11:24 (NIV)
He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has Heaven and earth at his disposal. -C. H. Spurgeon
The date of this post is November 24, or 11/24 (at least how it’s notated here in the United States), and that date reminds me of one of my favorite verses, Mark 11:24, at the top of this post. It continues on what is promised in the previous verse:
Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. -Mark 11:23 (NIV)
This agent lives in a part of the world that is a hot zone for hurricanes, which can ravage, kill, and leave wreckage for hundreds of miles, across cities, countries, and lives. With hurricanes, when you’re right in the center of them, you’re in the safest place, while deadly winds blow all around you.
Did you know you can be in the spiritual eye of the storm, even if you’re not in the eye of the physical storm around you? When you do that, you can have calm no matter what’s happening in your life.
I can testify that God has piled more and more on my shoulders…far more than I could ever hope to manage or figure my way out of alone…so that I would have to give it to Him, so He could have the glory. He’s constantly teaching me how to carry His peace with me, a peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7), no matter how bad things get. Part of carrying His peace is to talk to Him constantly throughout the day, to acknowledge Him in all things, and to thank Him always (Philippians 4:6).
We stay in the eye of the storm by keeping our eyes on Him, praising Him, and praying always. And when we do that, there is nothing we can’t overcome through Christ.