Christians, recently I was realizing that often we face trying circumstances, situations that are difficult or pressing. We can get really tired of being tried or tested and it can seem like God is really letting us have it. I was thinking how when we face these different circumstances it often changes us. It can drastically affect how we are living. When we think about how we got here and why things are happening, we have to remember what we have asked for in our lives.
I have prayed so many different things, that I cannot remember. Everything I have asked God for, everything I promised to do, everything I promised to give up for Him. God has not forgotten. I think that if we could remember every prayer we ever prayed, we might better understand WHERE we are and WHAT is happening in our lives.
You see, we all too often pray things, give them to God, and forget. We pray things in moments of exhilaration, “God I will go anywhere and do anything for you.” We pray things in moments of desperation, “God if you will just do this, I will do anything for you.” We pray in plenty and in want, we pray directly and indirectly.
Christians, I challenge you, can you look at your circumstances, where you are right now, and can you say with 100% certainty that you haven’t prayed anything to get you there? There is one more test. Is God preparing you for something you prayed? We say, “God make me into the Man or Woman of God you want me to be” or “God make me more like you, more like Jesus” or “God prepare me for my calling.”
God can begin to prepare us for what He has prepared for us and we can get all bent out of shape because we “don’t know what’s going on.” God has given us free will, He cannot make us pray or ask or promise anything, but when we in our free will act and pray, you better believe God remembers and He is loving. Anything, no matter how difficult it feels, is for your good, Romans 8:28.
First figure out the circumstances you are in, see your part, see God’s heart. Second, really be aware and careful of what you pray in the future, under promise and over deliver. Remember if you give God permission to invade your life, He most likely will oblige and generally in a BIG WAY and most likely in a way you have not thought of before. So get ready, pray wise, and enjoy the journey with God, because you helped design it by each and every prayer, in Jesus Name, Amen.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who Love God to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (NASB)
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receive; the one who seeks finds; and the one who knocks the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. John 14:12-14 (NIV)
And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. I John 5:15 (NLT)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2017