Are you seeking for answers today? Do you have a request you long for God to answer?
Have you prayed about this? How often have you prayed about it?
This post is an inspiration of my quiet times with the Lord, the circumstances in our country right now, from the movie Hachiko and the book ‘Too Busy Not to Pray” by Bill Hybels.
It is interesting enough that our social media today allows us to connect to one another as easy as a site, as fast as a button and as diverse as a click. Many times, I see posts such as “I wish I had this” and a photo of a modern car or gadget, or something like “I want this for my birthday” and another photo of a desired object.
Nothing wrong with this. But I was reminded today and so in turn, also encourage you that as soon as a desire pops in your heart, would you pray?
Pray that God is pleased with that desire (2 Cor. 10: 5). If He is, then pray expectantly and unceasingly (Micah 7:7).
Due to the gravity of damage the non-stop rains and typhoons have caused, I couldn’t help but ask God for help. I know that He alone can stop the rains. If He Wills it, He will rescue the people. And that He loves our countrymen more than I ever could.
Admittedly, there are times when I feel that my petty request may not have reached God’s ears, that perhaps my desires may be shallower compared to the desires of others. But God through Bill Hybels’ book, told me ‘NO’. He hears my every prayer, He knows my every desire and He can answer (Psalms 50:15).
Today, I was made aware that those times when I didn’t pray with much confidence, it was because I did not have much faith. It was NOT because God was too busy to hear my concerns, rather I did not believe it enough that my prayers could be answered. It was not God with the problem; it was my impatient, faithless heart that is the cause of my prayer-less walk.
If you have felt or understand where I am coming from, dive into Gods Word and know that:
- In Joshua 1, Joshua was led and comforted by God in leading the Israelites to the Promise Land.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
- In Exodus 16, God provided manna from heaven as food for the Israelites in their journey.
Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.’”
- In John 9, Jesus heals a blind man from the goodness of his heart.
He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
- In Exodus 11: 1-8, God changed the hardened heart of Pharoah to let the Israelites go.
In line, with His ability, is God’s generosity. Our God owns the world. He created and made everything possible. He willingly gave you your life, those opportunities, your family and friends; all blessings. How then therefore, could He not answer your hearts’ desires if it so pleases Him?
Matthew 7: 9-11, “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! “
Don’t leave 1% to doubt or laziness. Learn to pray in 100% confidence to God.
If a dog could wait patiently for his master, as God’s child, won’t you also faithfully wait for Him?