You are going about your daily work. There is nothing really bad happening in your life. Suddenly, you get a feeling of restlessness in your spirit. You try to pep talk yourself and say, “Hey, cheer up. Why are you feeling so down?” But no matter how much “positive thinking” you do, you cannot shake this feeling. Now, it could be the pizza you just ate that is making you feel this way. It could be a lack of sleep or any number of physical reactions. But it could be something else…….

Sometimes, we receive in our spirit what the old time saints of God use to call “carrying a burden.” It has nothing to do with any sin you have committed, but it does have to do with God trying to get our attention for something. Consider this scripture:

Colossians 3:15 – KJV – And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

 I have always loved this verse. It says much more than it appears on the surface. The word rule means: to act as an umpire, to guide, to determine, to direct, to control. God has placed within His children a radar to let us know what is going on in the spirit world. It is called our Peace. It directs us and guides us. When there is a disturbance in our peace, it is time for us to pray.

Philippians 4:6 – KJV – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 God uses his children to pray about many things. This is a largely untapped ministry that many people are called to, be few know how to execute it. Let’s look at how God uses our peace to draw us to prayer.

When you feel that uneasiness in your spirit, start with praying about the things you know. Check your heart for any sin that you have committed. If so, confess it and receive forgiveness. If your peace returns, then you have pinpointed what the problem was. If there is no sin, start to pray about immediate needs: money for bills, wisdom at work, etc. As you pray, God will begin to bring things to your mind to pray for. Perhaps a loved one is travelling and God wishes you to pray for their safety. It could be that God brings to your mind a country; for instance, China. You begin to pray for that country and you think: monsoon. Start praying for the people of China to be protected from monsoons. These are just examples of how the peace of God rules in our heart to direct our prayers.

Never take this feeling of uneasiness as just depression or melancholy. And never take it lightly. Someone may be just about to have an auto accident and God wishes to use you to pray for their protection. So pray for whatever comes to your mind. As you practice this, you will learn where to direct your prayers and what it feels like when God says, “Alright, it is done”. When He says that, your peace returns and you go about your day.

Remember, we are not talking about destructive worry. The difference between this and worry is: Worry never prays. In the verse above, we are told not to be anxious, about anything. But when it comes, let your requests be made known to God. And His peace will keep (watch with a military guard) your heart and mind. Now we are not talking about just saying a prayer, we are talking about really praying until you get a breakthrough in the spirit and your peace returns. At first, God will give you things that are in your immediate life to pray about. But, God is not limited by time and space and as you grow in this ministry, He will give you things to pray about around the world.

God uses people to stand in the gap and make up the hedge in this world.

Ezekiel 22:30 – KJV – And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

What if God cannot find one person to pray for our country? Will He take us down? What if God does not have someone that will pray for that person (who you may not even know) that is ready to commit suicide? Are you going to be the one to stand in the gap?  Let the peace of God rule in your heart.

I know this is a bigger subject than I can tackle here. Study this out for yourself and learn how to advance the kingdom of God through your prayers as God places “burdens” on your heart.


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