God cares for your children and He wants to help you be the best parent you can be! He will never leave you to “figure things out.” He’s always speaking to your heart with guidance, warnings and encouragement. When you listen and then act on what you hear, parenting is a chain of adventures with you, your children and God.
God is a place. He’s not like a location or a “place over there.” But we come up into places in God. Jesus said, “In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2, The Amplified Bible). All through the Bible you find places of prayer—granted positions—in God. What position do we have with God? From what position are we approaching Him in prayer? Although we are seated in and with Him, and we’re given that place in Christ, we have to have revelation of what it means so that by faith we can assume that position and increase in it.
It’s true. In church, we’ve nodded our heads up and down and said, “Yes, amen. God’s Word is true.” Then we walked outside and came face to face with sickness or some other kind of problem and we challenged the truth of the Word of God with our thoughts, our words and our actions. We followed the course of fear instead of simply expecting God to do what He said He would do for us.
The Word of God is the foundation of our prayer life. This is so vital to know and understand. We need the grace of God to help us focus on uncovering His Word as that foundation for our lives, the source of our faith, and most importantly, our connection with God Himself.
It’s time to remind ourselves of who we are – seated in the heavenlies with Jesus (Eph. 2:6). There lies the seat of authority over all natural things, including the weather. This kind of hot weather pattern is under the curse. We receive the mercies of God over our nation and the grace of God on the Church to do something about it! Even as we have learned to speak to storms, we shall speak to “heat domes” and drought.