We show our love to those we care about in many different ways. Sometimes we shower them with gifts and give them what they desire. We do many things both in their presence and absence; support them in their presence and defend them in their absence.
One of the most important things we can do for those we love is done in secret. It is one of the reasons why we are alive today and why we sometimes don’t have to work so hard to get what we seek.
Let me tell you about it.
- Lot was living in Sodom and Gomorrah and was unaware God wanted to destroy it. But Abraham, who knew, kept interceding for her until he couldn’t anymore. Abraham’s love for his nephew drove him to bargain with God.
- Peter was a disciple of Jesus who was deeply cared for by Jesus. One day Jesus said to Peter, ‘the devil tried to sift you like chaff, but I have prayed for you.’ Because Jesus loved his disciples, he stood on their behalf. He knew what was being plotted in the spirit and fought for them.
- Job was beloved of God, and when the enemy came to tamper with his life, God rose to his defence and preserved his soul through the persecution.
Splattered throughout cultures and history are examples of people going to strike bargains in secret in the form of prayers or sacrifices for the benefit of their loved ones.
The question before us is, what are you doing to secure the safety and interest of your loved ones?
Do you invest prayers in secret for them? You can secure your unborn children’s lives today. You can decide what happens in their lives even when they don’t exist yet.
You can command the day to favour and protect your spouse or dear one from your secret place of prayer.
The prayer and sacrifice you make today go into the future to speak for those under your covenant. God will, for your sake, prosper and protect them.
Many of us are where we are today thanks to such bargains made by our parents, pastors, or dear ones. Our connection to them has brought us safely this far and protected us against the CONSTANT POWER TUSSLE for our lives. We, therefore, owe it to those who are connected to us to do the same.