Wednesday, February 29, 2012

God Answers Prayer

I cannot comprehend just how amazing God is, seriously people He is outstanding! In fact, outstanding is not even close to what He is! Recently I heard a message that reminded me that God does in fact answer prayer, He will always give us what we need. The key word there is ‘need’ not ‘really want’ or ‘wish for’ but needs.

I suppose needs vary from person to person but God knows the difference between us ‘wanting’ something and ‘needing’ something. I also heard on Sunday morning during my father-in-laws preaching that when we pray we need to pray truly believing that God will answer that prayer. That sounds simple hey, but how many times do we pray just saying the words and not truly believing with our heart that God will answer that prayer?

So it’s simple, believe when your are praying to God and leave it in God’s hands because He will figure out if it’s something you really need. That’s not to say that God won’t grant you some wants as well, He’s a loving God but the bottom line is, we need not worry about the day ahead because God’s got it under control!

Jeff and I have seen God answer so many prayers in our lives lately, both big and small. We know that we shouldn’t worry about tomorrow, a week or years ahead because He’s already taken care of it!

These are just a few verses in God’s word that show He will look after our needs and that He is a prayer answering God.

Matthew 6:8
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Matthew 7:7-8
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened

Mark 11:24
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them

Matthew 6:34
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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