I was all set to go back to writing my blog once a week, especially with how consuming it was for me to write last week’s series on direction. Plus, I’m two days into a 21-day prayer and fasting plan for writers. I’m thinking that’s too much, I shouldn’t write this, and God is thinking this is just what I need.
Just as I need to trust God for direction, I need to trust that he will answer when I ask. Do you need to know that, too?
Day one of this series is going to be very basic. We call ➡️ God answers. Let’s look at the supporting scriptures.
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”Psalm 91:14-16 (NLT)
I bow down before your divine presence and bring you my deepest worship as I experience your tender love and your living truth. For your Word and the fame of your name have been magnified above all else! At the very moment I called out to you, you answered me! You strengthened me deep within my soul and breathed fresh courage into me.Psalm 138:2-3 (TPT)
This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God : ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’Jeremiah 33:2 (MSG)
Just ask and it will be given to you; seek after it and you will find. Continue to knock and the door will be opened for you. All who ask receive. Those who seek, find what they seek. And he who knocks, will have the door opened.Matthew 7:7-8 (VOICE)
Am I oversimplifying this? Isn’t it more complicated than that? I think the answer to both these questions is, “Yes, and no.” So many times we overcomplicate scripture. We are of the mind that we must work for our rewards. That we need to pray the right way and if we’re good enough, God will answer.
I think the next few days will help us understand why we might or might not have our prayers answered, why we might not recognize his answers, and why we may not get what we ask for. We’ll also look at what kind of things we should ask for and what kinds of things God has that he wants to give us.
On a side note, many of my blog posts rely heavily on the Word of God to speak truth independently of my observations. It is his Word that he writes on our hearts (Romans 2:15) and it is his Spirit that teaches us the truth (John 14:26). My goal is to help you connect all the parts of scripture into a cohesive thought that you trust enough to stand in your faith, and to give you courage and remind you that God is for you.
Grace & Peace,