If there is anything I know, it is that God answers prayers. Yes He really does. There’s a video going round now on Facebook by a lady who prayed for a dying woman and God gave life straightaway. It brought me to tears. You can’t have that kind of experience and remain the same. I cried my eyes sore, just hearing the testimony. I so desire to witness that, or even be the vessel. What a great God I serve.
I have been learning lately never to limit God. Often, the situations seem quite larger than life and I just wilt in the heat of it all. The sad part is me thinking God does not really care about the situation to bother Himself about me. What, with global warming and terrorism, why would God really bother about me getting a laptop to work with or getting enough money to pay tuition?
At other times, the situation seems really small and I feel so confident that I can handle it on my own. I don’t even pray. I can discipline a child can’t I? And I shouldn’t bother God with decisions on whether to call someone or get a new shirt or attend an event.
I have learnt though, over time, that it is quite silly for me to leave God out of the little, everyday decisions of my life. Rather disastrous. I enjoy God more these days because I even converse with Him about cutting my hair and playing football. Oh how sweet. Okay.
But when I did see that video I talked of earlier (I will try to get the link), I felt like I couldn’t do that. I don’t think I would have bothered praying if I were the lady. I would have looked for an ambulance and probably cry even more than the husband. I can be quite emotional, really. I’m certain I would have rolled on the floor crying to God but never really expecting Him to do anything.
I’m just being honest.
I went to God in prayer about this, asking why I felt like I couldn’t pray and expect answers like that and His response was…well…in His Word
Now to the one who can do infinitely more than all we can ask or imagine according to the power that is working among us—
Yes. Ephesians 3:20.
And I’ve read it a lot of times. So deep, the Word. In reality, I never just believed the truth of it. Or maybe I just couldn’t conceive it to be real. Really, infinitely more? Exceedingly, abundantly, above all I can ever ask of Him? Okay.
I need to have more faith and it is really what I’m getting at. And faith comes from the time we spend seeking intimacy and more intimacy with the Father. We can get that in His Word and let it direct our prayer life.
The closer we get to Christ, the more His power works in us. This is how it is possible to have such wonderful experiences and enjoy them. God is willing to share of Himself with us. After all He is the highest we can imagine that we cannot yet imagine for He is unimaginably immense. Okay, don’t mind all that. Know that He wants to share all that immensity with us. And when we come closer to Him, we are able to be used more by God.
Let this be always in my thoughts forever: God is the greatest. God wants to share Himself with me. God will use me immensely for what He pleases and even what I please in His will and even to the turning of His resources on my behalf. That’s a whole lot. Okay, chill.
Knowing that, I feel even more joyful and secure going into His presence at any time. It makes me want to press into Him like never before.
We can have a new attitude to our prayer life if we come to the understanding of the immense amount of power He wants to share with us. Draw near with faith and experience great intimacy with God.
Intimacy with God makes more and more of His power available to us, and He will use us to do infinitely more than we can ever ask of Him.