Thursday, July 23, 2009

God Really Does Answer Prayer

You know a lot of people think it's nuts to pray, but many do pray. Oh, yes, there are those who don't pray to the God of the Bible. Many don't realize that if they don't have a personal relationship with God or if their relationship with Him is not right...He won't hear them (The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29) Some people just repeat the same words when they pray. That's like saying the same thing, over and over again, to my husband every time I see him. What must God think of that? Anyway, some people make a mental ascent to God when they pray but don't pray with their heart, and their thoughts are on dinner or the ball game or whatever. Some people pray because they're at their whits end but don't have the faith to believe that God will really answer those prayers. The God of the Bible actually LIKES it when His children pray to him (... but the prayer of the upright is his delight. Proverbs 15:8)

For those who doubt whether the God
of the Bible (the One to whom I pray) answers prayer, I for one KNOW that He does. Now, God doesn't always do it my way and when I want it and sometimes He even clearly answers "No"...which usually, buy the way, I can look back on at a future date and see WHY He didn't answer my prayer they way I wished.

One event recently is that we didn't have the money for our schoolbooks for the upcoming year for homeschooling. We had no way of getting the all the money we needed in the time we needed it. So...we PRAYED...and prayed...and you know what? Someone came to us and said totally unexpectedly and surprisingly..."We want to give you a certain amount of money...what may we put it toward?" To make a long story short, all of the school books have been paid for and delivered to us. This was a NEED of ours, and through faith and via prayer we claimed God's promise in Philippians 4:19--But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus., and God answered prayer and supplied our need. God is awesome and prayer DOES work!

5 comments:

Sadie Lou said...

Praise God!!
It's still so amazing that our God is a God that is concerned with our needs.
~S

blushing rose said...

There have been many times in our life when we didn't know where the next nickel would come from for whatever the reason ... & always through prayers to Him, He heard our needs clearly & we were blessed.

Happy news & home schooling ...

TTFN ~ Marydon

~~Deby said...

I am so glad that GOD indeed does answer prayers and HE is dependable--one of my favorite heroes of the faith is George Mueller, he depended on the Lord for everything....
deby

Cottage Rose said...

Amen; and Praise the Lord Michele; I agree with every thing you said.. I have many a story that the Lord has heard and answered our Prayers. So do forget that the Lord answers by His Will now ours.. his will be done..... great post....

Hugs;
Alaura

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wonderful testimony! We had a similar situation one year, but the Lord provided. He always does :-)