Quick Morning Reflection:
Sometimes we’re concentrating so much on what we want, what we’re praying for, or what we’re desiring God to do for us, that we forget to just focus on HIM, our relationship, and what it is HE wants from us. There’s nothing wrong with petitioning God, asking so we shall receive, and expecting in faith. Actually, the Word encourages us to do these things in Matthew 7:7 and Philippians 4:6 (and probably a slew of other scriptures). However, we should not be so consumed by a thing, carry ourselves with anxiousness, or stop living the now as we wait on it! The Word reminds us to take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4). It also encourages us not to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God in Philippians 4:6.
I want to share the insight God gave me this morning during prayer. I had a flashback vision of the times in my life I was desperately petitioning God for a thing. I saw myself crying, praying, and feeling anxious and worried. I saw the times I struggled alone as a single mom of two boys, the time I went through having to leave my home and not knowing where I would go, and the times I prayed and cried out to God to save my husband from Stage 5 Kidney failure! This is what God showed me afterwards. He showed me that in EVERY ONE OF THOSE INSTANCES, HE…DELIVERED…ME!!! My God!! Thank you God. But this is the best part! He delivered after I stopped worrying about the problem and started focusing on the problem-solver. It was in the moments that I sought after HIM wholeheartedly in reverence, praise, and full trust, in spite of my situation, that HE intervened! It was in the moments I least expected it! When I least expected it, God answered and miracles happened!!! Praise God!
I pray this encouraged someone out there! God will show up with your husband, wife, house, healing, provision, favor, and/or any other desire of your heart, but seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).