“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23).
The Lord is not slack concerning his promises. In the past few weeks I have been praying to see more of the miraculous in my life. The Lord allowed me to pray for it and he also answered my prayer in ways that I didn’t expect. When I think of the miraculous it brings up thoughts of something glorious that is way out there and not easily attainable, but that is not what the Lord has in mind: he is the God of the miraculous in the minor areas of my life also. In the small things that I take for granted.
When was the last time that you thanked God for waking you up on a Monday morning for work? Granted, going to work is something that we all may dread from time to time, but have you ever thought what it would be like if you didn’t have a job to provide for your family? What if you were unable to get out of bed on your own two feet? The next time that the alarm clock blares at you way too early on a Monday morning, breath a prayer of thanksgiving for giving you another day to serve him.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:8). When we pray for the Lord to work in our lives, sometimes it seems that he doesn’t answer us in a timely manner. We forget that the Lord is working out all things for our good according to his purpose, not our own agendas. Every time you pray for the Lord’s will to be done in your life, your prayers turn heaven and earth upside down in the spiritual realm. Your prayers are offered up to the Lord as a memorial, your praise carries your petitions to the throne of grace and it is there that your answer is prepared.
As you continue to act on faith and believe God to answer your prayer, the Lord sets in motion all of the events that must occur to cause your miracle to come to pass. Looking on this side of heaven, it may seem that everything has gone contrary to the way you prayed. (For example, you pray for provision, and you lose your job.) Don’t despair, the Lord is preparing a better job for you that will provide for your family. When you don’t understand how the Lord is working in your life, then you learn to trust in him and wait.
In due time, all things will work together for good.
Be encouraged by this week’s Lattereign: whatsoever-you-ask-in-my-name.