Fervent – Strategy #10: Your Relationships
”If I were your enemy, I’d work to create division between you and other Christians, between groups of Christians, anyone with the potential for uniting in battle against me and my plans.” Priscilla Shirer, Fervent
Fervent – Strategy #9: Your Hurts
”If I were your enemy, I’d use every opportunity to bring old wounds to mind, as well as the people, events, and circumstances that caused them. I’d try to ensure that your heart was hardened with anger and bitterness. Shackled through unforgiveness.” —Priscilla Shirer, Fervent
Revealing Your True Identity
God’s Word is full of identity-affirming verses that will help keep our focus on who we truly are created to be. If we were aware of our “authentic identity”, we would understand the power of God within us.
Fervent – Strategy #8: Your Pressures
”If I were your enemy, I’d make everything seem urgent, as if it’s all yours to handle. I’d bog down your calendar with so many expectations you couldn’t tell the difference between what’s important and what’s not. Going and doing, guilty for ever saying no, trying to control it all, but just being controlled by it all instead…If I could keep you buys enough, you’d be too overwhelmed to even realize how much work you’re actually saving me.” Priscilla Shirer, Fervent
Fervent – Strategy #7: Your Purity
“If I were your enemy I’d wear you down. Because if I can’t separate you from God forever,
I can at least set you at odds with Him for the time being.” Priscilla Shirer, Fervent
Redirect The Focus Of Your Prayer
If the enemy can misdirect our focus onto the people or circumstances around us as the source of our struggle, rather than clearly identifying him as the source of our problems, he can keep us distracted from our goals and purpose by keeping us fighting against them rather than against him.
Recapture Your Passion for Prayer
Passion combined with fervent prayer is an explosive weapon against the enemy. That’s why he wants to dull your desire. He knows if he can steal that fire inside you, you will be an easier target for discouragement. If he can get you so discouraged you stop praying, you become ineffective.
Fervent – Strategy #6: Your Fears
“The only thing keeping me from receiving everything God wants to give me is the fear tactic the enemy is using against me.” -Priscilla Shirer, Fervent
Fervent – Strategy #5: Your Past
“If I were your enemy, I’d constantly remind you of your past mistakes and poor choices…I’d work to convince you…that your God may be able to forgive some people for some thing, but not you—not for this” Priscilla Shirer, Fervent