Diane and me have been sitting on the porch. Just enjoying the evening while knowing that the cold, dark winter is coming.
Anyway, it dawned on me that while we often see requests for prayer, we seldom see the results of those prayers.
The apostle Paul said in Romans 12:15 that we should rejoice when others rejoice. That means that we should share our joy.
Certainly answered prayer brings joy. Even when the answer is no or not this time, we can rejoice that God has heard us and is attentive to our need.
We were talking with a friend this evening and I shared with her how easy it is to ask the Lord to bless this family or that family. But the real blessing for me, is when someone trusts me with as much about their circumstance as they want me to know that I might pray for them more effectively and specifically.
You don’t have to tell it all. Just give your friend something to talk about with the Lord.
And I mean the Lord only…❤️
The Bible says in 1 John 5, “My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.”
I want people praying for me that are confident that He is listening.
Don’t you?
Have a great Sunday evening!!!
I love you!
-Pastor Butch