Monday, October 4, 2010

Prayer-Ask God anything but expect anything! Genesis 18:33; 17:22; 35:13; 22:1

Hello Everyone,
When you pray, do you expect God to answer according to your hearts desire or do you pray that God will give you an answer so that you can see His will at work?  When you pray, does your heart change?  Often, I feel we pray and when the answer doesn't come quickly or it isn't answered like we want it, we stop praying!  Why?  Keep praying and ask the Lord to show you the desires of His heart!  Amazing things will happen.  Ask Abraham!  When he prepared to sacrifice Isaac on the alter (Genesis 22:1), I'm sure that he wrestled with the thought of what he was about to do!  Everything Abraham did in this situation, he demonstrated his complete obedience to the Lord and this developed his character.  He never doubted that the Lord would provide an alternative or that the Lord himself would be accountable for having done something far bigger than what Abraham was capable of putting his mind around!!  With that kind of obedience, God will allow us to 'move mountains' in His name!  If we are obedient in our prayers, then we are likely to have a better understanding when prayers are answered with a different outcome than the way we expected or wanted!
Your brother in Christ,

1 comment:

  1. Good one Paul, as usual. It is always important to be praying for things that are in God's Jesus showed us in the Lord's Prayer. In the book of James
    James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.