“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 15:29 (NIV
Gods’ promise as stated above, lets us know that He hears our prayers. We are counted as righteous because the Father says so. When God sent His Son who was without sin, He created a bridge to Himself just for us!
You have a constant way to get to God.
You can dial Him up at any time and He WILL listen.
He won’t watch the phone as it rings, groan, and say “Oh gosh, she’s calling again? What does she want now?!” Instead He will be more than willing to listen and He will welcome you with open arms!
I’m a firm believer in the fact that prayer changes things. Not only can it change your life, it can change your outlook on your life. What’s the difference you ask? Your life is exactly how you’re living it. Where you live, the car you drive, the school you attend, how much money you make, etc. Your outlook on your life is the way that you see it. Are you happy where you’re at? Are you content? Do you constantly wish that things were better? Always planning and talking about the next “big thing”? Prayer can dramatically affect both of these outcomes.
Maybe you’ve been praying for God to change your grumpy husband or your nagging wife, to no avail. Maybe you’ve been praying about finding a new job or college acceptance, yet nothing has come along. Or maybe you’ve been turned down time and time again for a loan to purchase a new home. Now ponder this my friend, how are you going to God with your prayers? Are you TRULY believing Him to turn your situation around? Are you willing to PUSH….pray until something happens? I’m talking about repeating the same prayer over and over. Searching your Bible for His promises and then reminding your Father that He is unchanging. Never speaking a word OPPOSITE of what you are asking for. You’ve got to be willing to pray until you see something happen. And once it happens, keep praying because now you gotta thank your Father for deliverance!
Sometimes, even when we pray fervently, without ceasing, and wholeheartedly, we may not see what we ask for come to pass. This is still for our greater good! I recall when my husband and I were searching for a house, early on we found one that we LOVED. It was in a great location, had a wonderful yard, was set in brick, and all that we were looking for. I started claiming this house as ours. I told my family and friends about it. I would drive by just to look at the house, all the while trusting God that it was for us! Well, the house was taken off the market and I was heartbroken. My faith was slightly shaken because this was a time when I thought I was REALLY walking with God. I said, “How could this happen? God, I prayed to You. I was obedient. We lved that house so what’s going on?”. After that, we visited house after house. Sometimes viewing 4 or 5 in an evening. Again, a great house came up! Perfect area, nice neighbors, our kids could stay at the same schools…we were elated! We applied and waited…and waited some more. Imagine our surprise when we didn’t get it. Money wasted and this time my husband was visibly disappointed as well. I knew sooner or later, something had to give. And it certainly did…we had to move out of our apartment, with no home in sight. Many of our friends and family questioned us as to why we just didn’t move into another apartment. The reason was because we KNEW God had a home for us and we were standing on His Word, no matter how it looked to the natural eye. We kept praying and believing God to give us what we asked for!
When you pray, you’ve got to do so knowing God will come through in HIS time. Not when ya Mama says, or when your Grandpa tells you, or even when you tell Him He should. God will show up, right on time and He is guaranteed to SHOW OUT on your behalf! Believe that God will exceed your expectations. Whatever you think He can do, give, or help with, He can actually deliver 10 times greater than that! He is Almighty, omnipotent, amazing, and filled with love for all of His children. He will do what you ask in His Sons name, if you will wait patiently and continue to pray even AFTER He delivers. I hope that you will begin to revamp your prayer life into one that reflects steadfast, undying faith.
Oh and in case you were wondering, God DID bless us with the house we prayed for! From the corner lot request to the fenced-in backyard…God delivered ON TIME, on EVERY, SINGLE, request, proving…”…He hears the prayer of the righteous”.
YSIC- CJ ❤❤❤