Genesis 24:21, “And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not”
The thought that God is on the move blows my mind. When the bible talks about the Spirit of God, it says, “The Spirit of God moved”. So expect the act of movement when you are dealing with prayers. The fact that my times are in His hands makes me be at peace for my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus. God knows what we need but He still requires us to move His hands by praying. Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your request be known to God“. Stop worrying about what has not happened yet or what should have happened by now and go back to calling His name when you do not know what to do. The servant had been given a task, he did not know what to do but pray and move.
Prayers are accompanied with thanksgiving. The scripture Philippians 4:6, says “..,with thanksgiving” makes it clear how thanksgiving is part of prayers. Thanksgiving is not only reserved when you have received it, it’s executed on the verge of waiting for it. This eliminates anxiety, frustrations and lack of patience. We write letters for job applications, at the end of the letters we tend to write, “thanking you in advance“, Pause for a sec, you don’t have the job yet and might not have it but there is a “thank you” word. You have faith based on your qualifications that you can get that job but you leave it in the hands of the hiring manager to make that decision. It’s the same way with prayer, you submit your request and conclude it with a thanksgiving. This means you have faith not in yourself but in God who is able to do it. Genesis 24:26, “Then the man bowed down his head and worshipped the Lord, 27, And he said, “Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my master. As for me, being on the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. Though he had just seen the signs, he went and worshipped the Lord. Yes Rebekah had all the qualities he had prayed for, he gives her gifts but does not tell her why he is there and does not even know whether she and her family will accept the proposal but he worships God any way. He understands that God has led him this far and He will lead him that far. Those who are in God’s will are led of Him from the start to the finish. Psalms 37:23, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in His way“. This is for those who are walking within the boundaries of God’s will. Being led means going somewhere and not just sitting and stagnant. Effective prayers call for a move. Moving from the familiar to the unfamiliar, from what you are used to, to what you are not used to. Greater things happens in the unfamiliar grounds. Therefore you pray, move as you are led and you see what you prayed.
You may have prayed for something for a long time, you were specific, it was within the boundaries of His will. See what you prayed and know if the Lord made your JOURNEY (MOVE) prosperous or not. Be open to whichever way the Lord might speak to you cause it might not always happen the way you expect it. Give Him praise and thanksgiving while you are on the verge of waiting and know that your steps are ordered of Him. Find what His will is and stay in it if you ever want to succeed. You might have stepped out of it and went your way because you waited for too long. It’s never too late to get back on the track to be led by Him. God only delights in our ways when He orders our steps when He goes before us, that is what prayers are about, we call on God and He leads. Don’t be surprised when you see what you prayed being unfolded before your eyes because it was within God’s will. We are yet to hear testimony after testimony of what the Lord is doing. One last thing, I believe in praying with eyes opened, meaning praying and watching to see when the Lord is passing by. SEE WHAT YOU PRAYED, blessings Ev