Have you ever been told that you’re the answer to someone’s prayers? It’s quite humbling. I went back to find this blog that I wrote in March of last year. Oh, the power of prayer!
Being able to bring our praise, needs, and petitions before God’s throne is one of our greatest blessing! Just as Hannah, “poured her heart out to the Lord, (I Samuel 1:15), we, too, can, as the Hebrews writer said in Hebrews 4:16) “. . . come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” We can pray to our heavenly Father.
Last Sunday in my Ladies’ Bible class, I asked the question, “How does God answer prayers?” I loved the answer that one lady gave. She said, “God says, ‘Yes’, ‘No’, and ” Go Slow.” I’d never heard it put quite that way. She’s right. Sometimes, our prayers are answered immediately – “Yes!” Sometimes, the answer is “No,” because we ask amiss. God knows what is best for us. As parents have to say, “No,” from time to time, so does our heavenly Father. Then, just as we make our kids put off dessert until after they eat supper, God sometimes says, “Maybe later.”
But, have you ever thought that God may be using you to answer someone else’s prayers? When we use our time, money, and abilities to help others, we may be the instrument that God is using! How cool is that? As Paul told the Galatians in chapter 6, verse 10, “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” When we do good to others, we may be the answer to their prayers.
May we “. . .not be weary in well doing.” (Galatians 6:9). God Bless, Courtney