[The Glory Unveiled]
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. ( Mark 9:29 )
Everything in this life and the realms yonder, answer to organised systems of operations. Nothing happens haphazardly in an intentional world like ours. There is always a cause and effect at play at all times. All circumstances in our lives also follow in this pattern. There are certain situations that do not seem to conform to norm, in spite of the predictability of events. Like the one in today’s scripture where the disciples couldn’t exorcise a little boy [and then they had to ask Jesus why they couldn’t]. It takes more than just knowing the Lord to handle certain situations. And it takes discernment to know which situation to handle with what mechanism. Life’s drama does not always follow the script of our expectations. Things may just go on autopilot and then there is nothing you can humanly do to change the course of events. In such, circumstances we need to remember the lessons in this scripture which teaches that prayer and fasting are effective when dealing with certain degree of everyday challenges. There is a kind of situation that needs a strategic counter measure to subdue it. And that measure is fasting and prayers.
Prayer_Bead: Merciful Father, help me to discern when to do what and what mechanisms to use to that effect. Awaken my prayer life, Lord.
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