Build your house early.

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“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock” Matthew 7:24, ESV.

I’ll never forget over a period of time, God led me to confess several key scriptures over my children. Although I was always praying over them, I felt an unction from the Holy Ghost to confess Scriptures daily. I obeyed the Lord and later discovered why He wanted me built up in His Word.

In March 2009, our four month old son was admitted into Intensive Care for digestive and thyroid issues. The doctors told us they would need to keep him for three weeks. He was close to death. I remember the night I followed the ambulance to the children’s hospital. I remember praying, “Lord, not my baby. The devil can’t have my baby! Your Word says that the children you have given me are for signs and wonders (see Isaiah 8:18). You said in your Word that you will pour out your spirit upon my seed and your blessing upon my offspring (see Isaiah 44:3). Every Scripture that I had been confessing over the past months was coming up into my heart like ammunition into a gun. I was shooting them out while tears were streaming down my face. God’s healing power touched my baby’s body and after three weeks in the hospital, he was totally healed!

My sister, please hear me. It’s hard to build a house in the middle of a thunderstorm. Build your house of prayer early. Build up your word life now way before the storms of life hit. Relational storms, marital storms, financial storms, health-related storms are sure to come, but you will have peace in the storm if you’ve prepared your heart and mind through prayer and confession of God’s Word.

Prayer: Father, I repent for every time I refused to pray or get in your Word. I repent for not taking this seriously. Give me a sense of urgency God. Help me be prepared for the storms. Show me, Lord, how to get built up and stay built up in you.I come against all fear, and I receive your peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Matthew 7:23-25; John 16:13; Psalm 63:1)

(Scriptures to pray over children: Isaiah 8:18; Isaiah 44:2-4; Isaiah 49:25; Psalms 112:2; Psalms 118:17)

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