Friday, November 13, 2015

It's November - I'm Ever So Thankful God Hears & Answers Prayer!

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Today, November 13th, I'm thankful God; the Creator of the universe, hears us when we pray! We all have had the experience of having a person not listen to us, because they were too busy, or just didn't care to listen. If anyone is certainly busy, it has to be God, yet, He hears us when we pray and answers our prayers! Look at these verses . . . 
  • Psalms 34:15 (NASB) The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (ESV) If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.
  • Psalms 66:19-20 (NASB) But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me.
Our God hears and answers our prayers! This absolutely is enough to leave us singing our praises to God at all times! Knowing He hears and answers my prayers brings me comfort and strength and causes me to want to praise Him! When I talk with my grandsons about this, I'll share these verses and talk with them about times we can see where God has heard and answered our prayers. I'll also encourage them to write it out/draw pictures to illustrate their prayers and requests and then put them by their beds. When they are able to see and experience how God answers, then they will be able to draw/write those answers on the pages as well! What a great way for them to see how these verses are true!

I want my grandsons to remember this truth - throughout their lives there may be times when they might wonder if God is listening to them, but I want them to be firmly grounded in the truth of how God does hear and He does answer their prayers - and be able to point to times when they saw and experienced Him doing so!

And this is absolutely something for which we can be extremely thankful! What are you thankful for today?

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