How are you doing today? Great, I hope!
I just thought I’d add another post today. This post is for those that feel their prayers are taking a while to be answered. It will provide encouragement and an understanding of why prayers are delayed
So how are plants linked with prayer?…
What God does is good….
He even thought of His creation, in the beginning, to be ‘very good…’
Good things come to those who wait, those who are patient.
“Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God…” James 1:17 GNT
So if we’re praying to God to do a miracle,
We should ask without an instantaneous, “I want it now…” attitude. God is not a magician neither is He Santa Clause.
We forget that everything happens for a reason, for a ‘purpose’, so we pray and want things to happen in the time that we think is right for them to happen
But God’s hasn’t forgotten this ‘purpose’ His perfect plan and so He causes things to materialize at the perfect time
Good things take time to process. If we want God to fulfil our heart desires, because of what He does is good we must be prepared to wait patiently for that good thing.
So why do the answers to our prayer requests take time?
Firstly, we’re not asking according to His will James 4:3 “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.”
Secondly, we might need a little more patience and intensity. Afterall the “…heartfelt and persistent prayer of a believer can accomplish much…” James 5:16 AMP
We might also need to check ourselves as sin hinders prayers
He might also just be saying no. But you can be sure a blessing way better is on the way
I want you to shift your perspective on prayer to a perspective like this
When a seed is planted almost nothing appears above the soil level the following day. It appears that nothing happened. However just because we cannot visibly see the process doesn’t mean nothing is being processed. In the soil, in darkness, the seed sprouts, roots begin to grow and absorb water and minerals from the soil and finally after a few days (depending on the type of seed) you see a tiny seedling above soil level.
Similarly when we pray, it’s like we sow a seed. Just because we don’t visibly see results doesn’t mean that our prayers aren’t taking root, being developing, being processed and the blessing being released!
I am not saying answers to prayer will always take a long time to be released. There are times we’ll pray and God will answer immediately. However, when we feel our answers are taking to arrive remember to trust God and find encouragement knowing your blessing is on the way.💕
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Until the next post,
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