There are 2 core areas satan always attacks in the life of every believer…they are:
our prayers & our thoughts (imagination).
He tries to make sure we either are distracted and do not pray at all or we pray amiss.
When it comes to our thoughts, he tries to throw confusion in the mix such that we don’t think on these things (…things that are true, honest, just, pure…according to Philippians 4:8)
The question is…why would he bother to attack our prayers and thoughts?
…because he knows that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ever ask (in prayer) or imagine (in our thoughts). Ephesians 3:20
… I’d like to focus more on our thinking than our praying, because the average believer knows the power praying aright more than that of thinking aright…
Here’s another reason for the enemy’s attack…he knows that we were created in God’s image and likeness and that we resemble God in deep thinking and great works! So he’ll try to stop our productivity at the thought level.
“O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are deep.” Psalms 92:5
Just as Toyota’s slogan says it… “good thinking, good product”…our level of productivity is determined by our depths of thinking! (We could as well say, bad thinking, bad product…can’t we?😜)
The enemy also knows that if we can
…think it in persistence,
…we can bring it into existence.
Unfortunately, we have many believers who would rather pray about what they ought to think about…
Sometimes, I feel there’s usually a kind of dialogue between a believer and God on some of the matters that ought to be solved by thinking rather than prayer…and it would sound like…
Believer: God do something
God: Son, think something
Believer: Oh God, why don’t you do something?
God: Oh son, why don’t you think something?
Here’s my submission…
God won’t come and do our thinking for us, no matter how much we bombard the gates of heaven with our prayers.
If God didn’t want us to think as believers, He would have emptied our brains immediately after we gave our lives to Christ.
“God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ever ask or imagine…” Ephesians 3:20
Our imaginations (thoughts) are a form of prayers. Let’s start making great demands on heaven (not just with our lips, which is sometimes limited in its place, but much more) with our thoughts.
Our thoughts form pictures. Hence we can pray in pictures.
If we can dare to think it, God can exceed it, no matter how wierd our picture prayer is. Period!