So I’ve been doing a study on Prayer for a while now, and one of the things that has stuck with me is what Jesus taught His followers concerning prayer in Matthew 6 from verse 7. He told them to avoid saying too much -in order words, don’t feel the need to make seemingly eloquent spiritual phrases when talking to God -God knows what you need, even before you say the words (Matthew 6:8).
This scripture was proved true to me during the last fast PM called for women.
On one of the days we gathered to pray, my heart was somewhat afloat -it was for me, one of those days where you can’t seem to find the words to pray- so I spoke in tongues the larger part of the time.
When the prayer session was over, the “Promise Slip” basket was passed around and I picked a slip. Without using too much words, God reminded me that He knows my needs. . .
Psalm 23:1 (GWT) reads, “The LORD is my shepherd. I am never in need.”
Apparently the fact that I had so many needs clouded my thoughts, so much so I couldn’t find words to pray (thank God for the ability to pray in tongues). But God, being such a loving and merciful Father saw my heart, knew my needs, and needed me to know that. My heart was comforted when I read the words, and I smiled.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence these promises. I think God is very intentional about His own. He finds ways to surround us with reminders of how much He loves us, you can almost hear His voice say “I got you.”
All we have to do is stay encouraged- stay in the Word and stay in faith. God’s promises to us is as His covenant. He will keep His part. Let’s be sure to keep ours.
Gods love and light,