Good Things Happen To Those Who Wait In Prayer…. I don’t know if this was ever a phrase, a cliche, made up by anybody, but I am claiming it as my logo, in life.
I am claiming it, because I have had to wait in prayer. I am claiming it, because I have seen God answer prayer. And it was good!
And I am claiming it, because right now, this minute, I am waiting for an answer in prayer. And its a secret, between me and God right now….
BUT THOU WHEN THOU PRAYEST, ENTER INTO THY CLOSET, AND WHEN THOU HAST SHUT THY DOOR, PRAY TO THY FATHER WHICH IS IN SECRET; AND THY FATHER WHICH SEETH IN SECRET SHALL REWARD THEE OPENLY. MATTHEW 6:6 KING JAMES.
And instead of doubting, my faith is kicked in. Instead, of giving up, I am tenacious, and I am holding onto God with all my being, for an answer in prayer.
I have heard, many say, God will not give you something more than you cannot handle. But you know what I cannot handle some circumstances, and so I give it to Him. I actually see myself going to His throne, praising Him, asking Him, and believing for an answer. As I give to Him, this thing, that I cannot control. I don’t want to manipulate it, or force it, I am just waiting for an answer from God. I am believing…..
But I have learned God, is not a fast food God. Yes, He can do anything in a blink of an eye, He can expedite anything if He chooses in prayer. So I don’t doubt that at all….
But why does He make us wait sometimes? I think for a couple of reasons. One so we don’t take Him for granted. But also, because we might have to learn about prayer. We have to learn about Him. We have to see His ways. We have to know, that if sin is there, He won’t answer, and He tells us that. So yes repent, even daily…. get in the practice of that.
IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME. PSALMS 66:18 KJV.
Soul searching is so important. I have talked about this before…. Getting good King James word, looking at those scriptures, in the way they were written, and speaking them. I have done that, as an example, with Jeremiah 17:14 KJV, that is a prayer for health. For healing. I did this a few years back. And yes, I meditated on that and prayed it, faithfully, for a long time, till I finally got a good answer.
But don’t tell me God does not answer prayer. Don’t knock prayer. I know that I know God answers prayer. My whole life, has been a series of answered prayers. When folks do that, they actually try to insult my intelligence, because I know better……So I know that, but I won’t get offended….
ASK THEE A SIGN OF THE LORD THY GOD: ASK IT EITHER IN THE DEPTH, OR IN THE HEIGHT ABOVE. ISAIAH 7:11 King James.
I had an interesting conversation with someone, who was knocking prayers and thoughts over an issue. And I won’t get into details. But what I tried to tell that person, was; don’t do that. She did not listen.
I tried to tell her, see, we all may need a prayer now and then. We all need God. Its mind boggling to me, when I see folks, deny God, and deny prayer. I tried to give this lady a key. So to speak, by telling her, how I had fell through the cracks of life, and the only one who came to save me was Jesus. But I had to pray.
I had to repent. I had to seek truth. Did I get cleaned up, on the right path right away? No, it takes time, sometimes. But you start the process. You don’t give up. You don’t let go of God, and you watch what you do. But you keep praying….
You don’t entertain devils, when you should be entertaining God and angels, if that makes sense. Hmmmm. Another sign to create….
But instead of taking my testimony as truth, she still wanted to fight about it, and deny prayer. And to me it was dumb. I am handing you a key lady, I thought to myself, a key that if you don’t like something like this issue, then pray. But no, she wanted to reject truth.
And frankly, I don’t have time for those kind of people. Not any more. So I ended the conversation. It reminds me of the scripture where you are throwing your pearls to pigs. Or where you have done all you can, and you have to shake the dust off and go on. Discernment tells me its a waste of time.
I try believe me, I try, maybe I should pray for more patience with others too. I would, if some gave me a glimpse of hope, that they were receptive, but silence, or rudeness turns me off. For, I have seen people treat my pearls like swine, so I walk away.
IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOULS. LUKE 21:19 King James.
But I do know, that I won’t let go of God. Something about my life, has taught me, never, ever to let go of God. I won’t. Maybe because I was conceived by prayer. My father prayed for me. To be conceived.
AND TO KNOWLEDGE TEMPERANCE: AND TO TEMPERANCE PATIENCE; AND TO PATIENCE GODLINESS; II PETER 1:6 King James.
I did not have the benefit of him and my mother being together, so I did not have the unity of a family. But I learned how to pray, even as a little kid. I have had to pray, in circumstances, where I had no other option but to seek God.
And I am not ashamed of that, or my life any more. Only because I know God can change things, and me. I am not ashamed of my struggles, or my pain. My scars, remind me, sometimes, I made bad choices. But my scars, also remind me that by prayer, God can still heal me, so I don’t let go of God in anything. Do you hear me? Nothing will make me stop believing. Because God has done too much for me, and I know that I know there is a God.
To each their own….
God has given me a good man, and a son, and anybody else, that does not understand who I am in Christ, can just stay away, I really don’t care. I used to depend on others to pray with me, but I have learned God can and will take them out of a persons life. Maybe so you don’t depend on them, but on Him only. I don’t know.
But, I have had to seek Him, without asking others for prayer. Thats where I seem to be right now. If someone prays, for me, glory to God, but I am being quiet about asking…. I have wounds, that are still healing. And its not pride, that is making me hold back from asking, but again, I don’t want my needs to be treated shabbily, by anyone, so I don’t ask.
Prayer is holy.
Revision today September 15th – last night the Lord woke me up, and to pray. But he also reminded me of a couple of people, who I have confided in, and they have offered to pray. Now, I don’t know if they still are, but one in fact one did say, she prayed and “more then I know.” I apologize, if I did not acknowledge that here. But I do appreciate the love and prayers, from those who especially tell me they pray. I am weary. I pray for you too….
But I pray, when I need to get an answer, and I won’t give up. I am learning to keep praying. Praying without ceasing….
I Thessalonians 5:17 King James PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.
I know, that good things happen to those who pray, and do not give up. I pray, more than ever now, without ceasing. And I sense my prayer life is increasing, because I pray for others. I won’t give lip service and say yeah, I will pray. Nope, I stop what I am doing, by the prompting of the Holy Spirit and I am praying for folks…. So they see the evidence that someone is praying.
Evidence… So they can have faith too. I give it. I do it as well, because I know when I go through things, if its a testimony that will bring glory to God, or it might help someone, I want them to have hope…..
NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCES OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. HEBREWS 11:1 King James.
I want to encourage you. I truly do. Don’t walk away from God, even if you did not get an answer to prayer. Don’t stop praying. Don’t be like the world, and doubt God. Don’t. Keep believing. This may be the only thing you have to hold onto, but it is something. Prayer can be answered. I have seen it answered. Don’t give up.
I have to mention here, though, you cannot pray to anybody but God through Jesus Christ. If you are praying to someone else, I would repent of that.
Expect miracles, and keep on praying.
“Good things happen to those who wait in prayer.”
I need to make a sign that says that, like the one above, and put it on my wall, to remind me……Its my saying now….
When you get your answer in prayer, give God the glory, thank Him, when you pray, promise Him you will do that, and watch Him, give you a good answer.
BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING; BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN UNTO GOD. PHILLIPPIANS 4:6 KJV
Just another something I have learned……
Blessings, and love,