The summer is back and I have been enjoying it thoroughly, I love what the Sun does to everyone I feel is generally in a better mood. Summer for the win! Today I want to talk a little about unanswered prayers, I have found a good foundation for prayer is everything and would love to share it with you. I love sweets, my favorites are skittles they just seem to always hit the spot without fail, and it goes without saying that these are non shareable sweets. I find even though when I do share sweets I am very selective in what I share, I give all the bad flavours away and keep all the good ones, Mwuhahaha!
I noticed recently that this way we approach God when we pray to him for something that has burdened hearts for so long, why is it that we are scared to give God ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’? There is a story in the Bible where Jesus heals a boy of an impure spirit. (Mark 9:14-29) The interesting thing about the story is that you see this was brought to the Disciples originally and Jesus was coming down from the mountain and he happened to hear all the commotion concerning the boy. First point, sometimes we are really bringing our prayers to ‘Jesus Christ’ or ‘Jesus the Mechanic’ because I guarantee one thing he is no mechanic, he does not fix you when you are broken he transforms you from the inside out so you are now a new person.
Also, when the father does talk to Jesus about his Son this is what he says about the impure spirit, “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” (Mark 9:22) The funny part is when he says ‘If you can do anything’ and Jesus responds ‘If you can?’. When we bring our prayers to God who do we think we are bringing them to? The amount of power that is in his name has caused transformations, not just in individuals but in the universe. There is ‘no other name’. Let us not lose hope when we come to God.
You see, when the father brought his sick son, Jesus needed him to realise that his unbelief was a greater problem than his son’s sickness. Christ has now died for us, so we can have freedom to live and not be in fear this is where our foundation lies. When we pray to God, we bring everything because the power of our belief in what he did on the cross is what will bring answers & guidance so we can build a healthy relationship with Christ. This is good news, he is taking the hassle out of living all you have to do is let go and trust in God. Don’t bring that one thing, bring everything!