After I prayed the other day, God gave me this thought: Don’t be surprised when it happens. That caught my faith OFF GUARD! It was as though the Holy Spirit splashed iced water on my face—Whoa! God knows my faith can still be challenged when facing “big ticketed” issues; so, the Master Teacher mercifully took me by the hand and gave me that word of encouragement to jump start my faith.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20)
To borrow from my title two weeks ago, “Guard Your Nest,” I knew to hurry up and immortalize this divine message (date and time) into my journal before the devil had a chance to weave threads of doubt. If I don’t carefully guard my faith, the enemy will tell me: God didn’t say that.
If you read my blog on a regular basis, then you know me well enough to know I’m not suggesting God is some celestial being under obligation to grant our every wish. But I am saying, when we live our lives the best we can according to His Word; and when our prayers are according to His will, then we should expect our prayers to be answered—without being shocked or surprised.
Being on one accord with God is key to getting prayers answered.
It says in Matthew 6:33 to first seek the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto us. In Psalm 37:4, it says to delight ourselves in the Lord; and He shall give us the desires of our hearts. When we seek and go after the things of God, and when we delight ourselves in Him, then we’ll want what He wants. Therefore, when we pray, He will bring it to pass. … I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12b, AMP).
Don’t lose heart—God is able!
Now here’s where you come in: If the Holy Spirit is tapping your heart to apply this word (Don’t be surprised when it happens) to your circumstances, then by all means receive it by faith. Because I doubt very seriously, God only speaks these weekly posts to me; after all, He is the One who inspired me to write on the Internet—released to the world.
Expect God to do it!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.