I was walking back to the farm this morning and talking to the Lord about some one I know is having a really hard time. I was saying "Lord, please give this person peace today and let them know that you love them, if you offer me a chance to tell them that I would love to speak to them." Well while I was approaching the entrance to the farm, who should drive into the filling station at the entrance but the very person I had been praying about. I was going to the shop that is attached to the filling station anyway, to buy milk. I walked up to their car and started talking to them about how life was going for them and in the process told them how God loves them and that to Him they are very special. I'm glad I did and know, without doubt, that they drove away with a new sense of peace. You see Jesus is my friend and he listens to my prayers because I'm His friend too.
Sometimes we talk to the Lord about things and before we know it He brings it about. I have learned to expect a reaction to my prayers immediately and not to be surprised when things happen within a very short space of time. So many times in the past I have missed what God was doing because I wasn't expecting a reply so soon.
True faith is speaking to the Lord and knowing He is listening. It is expecting a reply from Him now and reacting when opportunity presents itself.
Hear me now, God is listening and will answer your prayers. No question about it. God is real and if you ask anything of Him in the name of Jesus, He will do it.
There is one thing that I know and that is that God wants you to know that you can trust Him always. Why would He want anything otherwise? God wants to build up your faith, not pull it down and the way He does it is by answering your prayers so you can see with your own eyes that He is trustworthy.
While I was writing this post I thought I should include the chapter and verse that I'm referring to, so I opened my bible and guess where it opened. You got it, John 14 verses 13 & 14. "Indeed anything you ask in my name I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the son. If you ask anything in my name I will do it." See what I mean?
Do you ask the lord anything? Do you expect an answer? Do you believe He will do it?
God bless my blogging friends, this I ask in the name of Jesus.