PIPELINE OF PRAYER AND PRAISE
The Holy Spirit recalled the event of the Gas Pipeline event to me recently. So, I replayed what happened in my mind and told the Holy Spirit, "O.K., Holy Spirit, teach me."
The bottom line is - just as we have a pipeline of gas from the Gulf of Mexico to the Southeastern part of the United States that keeps our cars running daily, so too we have available a Pipeline Of Prayer And Praise to God to keep us running properly and daily.
I am sure I am not the only one who has thought this, but what if, in the future, our gas pipeline was sabotaged by terrorists. This small 2 to 2.5 week inconvenience could become more like months or years to fix. We can't afford to place guards at every single mile marker of every single oil pipeline. However, we have the technology to place cameras and surveillance equipment to monitor the safety and condition of the pipeline.
As believers in Christ Jesus, we have the assurance that He is with us everywhere and at all times. His presence is comforting because even with Christ's mantle upon us, the world will still attack us. I would even dare to say, especially since we have the mantle of Christ upon us this will result. Christ, Himself, promised "If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also." (John 15:20) In other words.......your pipeline is going to be threatened at least and terrorized at worst. However, Christ encourages us by saying, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) With the Holy Spirit as your empowering and directional agent in your life, many more benefits are available - like discernment, break-through prayer and break-through praise.
So, the next time you sense like your prayers are hitting a brick wall and dropping; the next time there is an inkling not to praise - your pipeline is under attack. The remedy? Pray through or pray anyhow. And praise through or praise anyhow. This is how much the enemy dislikes this kind of connection with God. By praying and praising our Savior, He inhabits or manifests His presence in a special way So That we can be fueled up with more of Him for then and the coming day.
This pipeline is particular - we need to fuel up every day and receive our goods directly from The Pipeline. So, be aware of your threats, stay in the Word of God and keep flowing in the Pipeline Of Prayer And Praise.