Thursday, June 08, 2006

Forgotten Prayers

This morning I was sitting at my desk going about my daily routine of computer entries for the salon. As is my usual custom, I clicked on one of my favorite Bookmark -- Mandi's blog site: Far More Than Rubies (referenced to the right). Mandi is going through the book of Ephesians with a group of women. Today, they are in the third chapter.

20. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think; according to the power that worketh in us,

21. Unto him be glory in the church, by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Mandi had some wonderful thoughts -- be sure to click on her link. This is what came to me.

In the middle of mundane tasks this morning the Holy Spirit reminded me of some prayers I had forgotten about. Does this mean I have matured? Does this mean that I can FINALLY give something to God, let Him keep it, and I am moving on? Does this mean that I am trusting God? I think it does. God reminded me of one particular prayer that I had prayed. In my business I realized God had answered it and did exactly what I asked for.

Refer back to verse 20.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think; according to the power that worketh in us,

I realized that God had done it even better than I could have imagined. I can only "think" so far and "God's thoughts are not my thoughts" so . . .

I like what it says about the power that worketh in us. All this time I had forgotten about my prayer and all the while the power of the Holy Spirit was working in me to accomplish what I had prayed for. God gave ME the ability to do it and I did not even realize it. God is so faithful. He always answers our prayers because God HEARS us and God LISTENS to us.

Father God, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for hearing my cries and answering my cry for Your help. You are growing me in Your Word and teaching me Your ways. My steps are ordered by You. Father, I pray for everyone today reading this. I pray a blessing on their lives. I pray that You will give each and every one an insatiable hunger for Your Word. Reveal to them Your might and Your power. Let them see a mighty manifestation of Your power and Your glory in their lives today. Let them see that You truly listen to their cries and You will be faithful. Show them Your everlasting love and forgiveness. Give them peace that only You can give. Amen