Tuesday, June 12, 2012

BEFORE you finish praying...

This is an old post from about 3 years ago that I want to share...

Scripture Ref: Genesis 23: 1-15.

In the scripture reference, Abraham sent his servant out to find a wife for his son Issac. Abraham gave him directions on what to do based on what God promised him. In verse 15, we learn that BEFORE the servant even finished praying, God had already answered his prayers. (The servant prayed that the woman who was to be chosen said and did a particular thing so that he would know that is what God wanted.)

Isn't that awesome?

I believe that this is true today. When we are OBEDIENT to God's Word and are walking according to His Will, BEFORE we can even finish our prayer God has ALREADY answered it!

We know this because God has a plan for each and everyone of us. We just have to be OBEDIENT! We all have fallen short of God's glory and we will not be made perfect until Jesus comes back. However, this is not an excuse for us not to walk according to the commandments that God has set before us. It is not an excuse for us to continue in sin.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has plans for us...plans to prosper us and not harm us...plans to give us hope and a future.

I'd like to encourage you this week to seek God daily....seek His will and His plans for your life! When you walk with God and begin to pray for things that He has already ordained for you, know that your prayers have already been answered because it is what God has designed for you!

I know that we all want to experience the fullness and favor of God! We all know what is required of us as well so let God renew your mind and spirit today!

Prayer: Eternal God. We come to you thanking you just for being who you are! We thank you that you love us in spite of everything we've said, done, or thought in our hearts. We come to you asking that you forgive us of our sins and unrighteousness. We ask that you create in us clean hearts and renew within us the right spirit! We come seeking Your plans and Your Will for our lives. Show us what you would have us do. We honor you and praise you today! Show us You in our lives this week! In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen!

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