DVO April 13, 2019

Title: The Certainty of Answered Prayers

Scripture: Matthew 7:7-12 – Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

I pray with expectations to receive spiritual LEVERAGE
Its consistency evolves around frequency and EFFORT

Nevertheless, answered prayers are a CERTAINTY
Each have God’s conditions, promises, and GUARANTEES

My upward prayers provoke hands RAISED
It involves my sincere worship and PRAISE

My inward prayers call for REPENTANCE
Confessing sins with a prepared WILLINGNESS

My outward prayers are a disadvantaged ROLE
This involves circumstances I can’t CONTROL

Ultimately, my prayers must bring God to the CENTER
A mandated relationship for my needs to be RENDERED

So, I question myself whether I am ready to RECEIVE
Prayers will be answered based on His will, or either ME

After all, I am not informing the Lord of ANYTHING
He doesn’t call for my precision, clarity, or ACCURACY

It’s a dependent variable for divine CONTACT
He merely wants me to release prayers without holding BACK

Engaging in fellowship as a form of COMMUNION
Causing me to wait, while my strength is RENEWING

This is the Lord settling and calming my FIRE
Causing me to examine my openness to obey what’s REQUIRED

Weeding out my motives for saintly SECURITIES

Understanding answered prayers includes His PRIORITIESNaturally, we pray for the wrong THINGS
Acquiring what we want, without considering the trouble it BRINGS

That’s why answered prayers are certified by FAITH
Each are designed to enhance dependency and PRAISE

Therefore, prayer is essential in providing hope in His GREATNESS
Answered prayers includes either wait, yes, no, or MAYBE

Prayer: Thank you Lord for answered prayers. Often, I ask for results that’s limited only to my sight. Forgive me for doubting I am not in good hands. Although You prove it time and time again. Have mercy Lord, and prepare me for what You have in store for me. I ask this in the name of Your Son, Amen!

(by Glenny Z. Moore)


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