According to the back of a Chappies paper, it takes eighty muscles for the mouth to say just one word. Eighty muscles for just one word? How many things does the Lord have to co-ordinate to get just one Word to you? And if He can speak just One Word, and co-ordinate events, and people and circumstances to deliver this to you, how much more can you trust Him for?
This morning, I felt the Lord say to me, ‘Heather, do you really believe I answer prayer?’
Like the persistent widow, we can bring the same things before Him over and over, maybe even feeling a little like a parrot. There needs to be a point where our faith is activated by His goodness and faithfulness and we trust that He has heard. This is not to say that we must not remain persistent in prayer, but we should be people who are expectant because our God is good.
An expectant person acts differently to other people. An expectant person has an attitude of gratitude. An expectant person sees the hand of God in circumstances which others call ‘impossible’. An expectant person goes to the throne of Grace knowing that Jesus is the answer and trusting that since an issue has been raised with the King of Kings and left at His feet, it is in good hands.
He just needs to speak One Word. He is powerful.
And here’s the Good News. He is also good.
Good and powerful. So then why not come before His throne and bring your requests to Him with prayer and petition and supplication? Why not delight in the fact that He has made a way for you to sit in fellowship with Him, this powerful and good God every day. Why would He want to spend time with me and even hear me? I don’t know. But that is the majesty and the mystery of Him.
Today, be expectant when you have come to His throne of Grace – for He is a God who cares for you and a God who will answer you – maybe not in the way you think… He might act out of that box you have put Him in… but scripture says with goodness ‘over and above’ what you could conceive or imagine.
The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” – Matthew 8:8
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