Friday, February 17, 2017
Believe! God Hears, Listens to & Answers Our Prayers!
For years I have heard people talk about how God has “given” them a word to focus upon for the coming year, but I did not personally feel like I had a “word” from God for me. This changed this year. This year whenever I read the Bible, hear a sermon or just see what God is doing in the lives of the people I know and love, the word which keeps coming to my mind is, “believe”.
We are only half way through the month of February, but so far this year I have been able to see how God is answering prayers! My heart is overflowing with joy at how God is doing what He said He would do . . . look at Jeremiah 29:11-14a . . .
“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord.”
And look at 1 John 5:14, 15 . . .
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”
Yes, I believe! Yes I will continue to believe and am looking forward to learning what God’s plans are for me and those I know and love as He hears and answers my prayers!
Today I want to encourage you to believe, call upon God and seek Him knowing He promises to listen, hear and answer!