Even though it seems sometimes like we are walking in the dark sometimes the Lord wants us to walk in the light so that we can do great things.
He says call Me and I will answer you. He has the answer we need and He wants to give us the answer.
“Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).” (Jeremiah 33:3, AMP)
We all want answers.
We all want to see the truth that has been hidden.
We want God to show us the truth so that we can make right decisions.
He shows us what we need to see. He tells us what we need to know.
We need to be open and ready for His answer.
We need to ask ourselves, “are we at a place where we could handle the answer if the Lord explains it to us?”
We need to be ready if His answer is “get more wisdom by going to my Word”.
Most answers from God are not a “quick fix” answer.
We need the wise answer from the Lord.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5, NKJV)
And we need to remember that the answer in wisdom doesn’t come fast and easy.
“Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:3–6, NLT)
Most of the time seeking God for the answer in prayer doesn’t come in the first 15 minutes. We must be persistent and open to receive answers.
One of the downsides of living in an instant society is that at times we expect God to give us an answer in 15 minutes about a life changing situation that we are dealing with.
Are we willing to spend the amount of time necessary in prayer to hear from the Holy Spirit about the questions that we are asking?
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7–8, NLT)
Don’t quit expecting answers in prayer.
Don’t get discouraged when: It takes longer than you think or you don’t get the answer that you wanted.
Continue to reach out to God in faith for the answer. It will come.
I started a new job on Monday and it's going terribly. I don't have what I need to be successfully here and I haven't made a dime. I need some serious prayers.
The lord has answered my prayers so many times I lost count. Pray is powerful.
Thank you Pastor Bruce. What a fantastic series-this has been a blessing in my life.