“PRAYER and FAITH: Both are invisible but they make impossible things possible!”
Written by: Zakkiyah Shahid
Whether big or small, everyone has a request for God. We either want Him to answer a prayer, pay a bill, make a way…anything. So, when we make our requests, we go to Him and pray, pray, PRAY! But, wait, while spending all of that time on your knees, are you getting carpet burns for no reason??? Do you really believe that what you are praying to God for will truly come to pass?
In the book of Acts chapter 12, Peter has been arrested and placed in prison by King Herod. “So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him” Acts 12:5 (NIV). While in prison, an angel of the Lord came and helped Peter escape from the prison. When he had escaped, Peter “went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying” Acts 12:12 (NIV). Now, get this…when Peter knocked at the door, the little girl that answered ran to tell those who were praying for him. “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished” Acts 12:15-16 (NIV).The very people who were so earnestly praying for Peter, did not even believe God’s answer to their prayer! The Bible says they were astonished! So, what was the issue? Were they praying without faith? Were they praying in disbelief? What about you? Do you pray in faith, or are you on your knees praying unceasingly with doubt?”God’s answers to our prayers are sometimes powerful and dramatic, and sometimes so very unexpected, calling into question the reality of faith. It is so easy to fall into the routine of prayer and mouth words that we hardly know what we are saying. There is nothing too hard for the Lord. Nothing! Chains and bars cannot prevent God from accomplishing His purpose. If He has a mind to do something, it will be done! That is the most powerful thing in all the world.”
But God always works far above all that we could ever ask or think. So, when you pray, pray with FAITH. And when God answers your prayers, don’t be astonished, but thankful!
Stay Beautiful and I love you all! 🙂
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