It’s been almost a month since I last posted here, please bear with me, it’s quite lengthy.
“… for we know not how to pray as we should, but the HolySpirit intercedes for us…”
This verse in the bible just helps me, it lets me know that I don’t have to be anxious about offering my prayers to God; through the HolySpirit I understand that I am praying in accordance to God’s will.
Very recently I had been praying and expecting a particular result, infact I was so sure that when I get the feedback, it will be in a certain way, so I was praying from a place of thanksgiving. I was particularly sure that God will answer my prayers, so I planned from a place of answered prayers.
I got a NO!
Sometimes you get a “hold on” or a “no” from God on something you are entirely sure you had faith in. You can tell that your faith that God will do it was bigger than a mustard seed, but for some odd reason God didn’t do it, you will definitely be crushed! At this point, you need to have faith in God and His timing, have that absolute faith that God has done the best for you, bigger than your wildest imagination.
So what happens when you pray ‘God’s will” through the HolySpirit, and the answers don’t come?
Absolute trust that God has a bigger plan for you is what you need.
Faith is absolute-no-plan B dependency on God. Faith is what Jesus had, He trusted God to bring Lazarus from the dead, He trusted God to raise Him up from the dead after 3 days.
The way some people are “some-college” are you “some-faith”? Have you only put some of your eggs in God’s basket and some in world defined basket?
On the flipside, what if it’s not God’s will but your intense desire?
As human beings we tend to pray selfish prayers, often our prayers are moved, not by our belief in God, but our present circumstances. We are pained by what has happened to us, what we wish to have, and seem out of reach- we long for perishable items like earthly things and pray to God our provider to make it happen- sincerely we believe that He will.
Our “faith” that God will answer it our way is so real that we begin to see it as God’s will when in truth it isn’t, we are blinded by our desires
This quote brings to fore the case of a wealthy man stealing from himself or hoarding his own goods; when in fact, He owns everything, why would you ask God, the owner of everything for something so little? Why would you expend all your energy praying for things you already have
God knows what the flesh does, Jesus had been there, He – at a point in Gethsemane while praying wished the cup will pass but He, being God, understood the bigger picture and said above all, let Your will be done.
One of the attributes of faith is, trusting God and His timing, trusting God that no matter the result He sees beyond your want and gives you what you need.
It is trusting God beyond your short sightedness now and always. I pray that we are patient through it all and God’s grace will indeed be with us in Jesus name
Check yourself today, what’s your faith metre reading?