Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” Genesis 18:13-14 (NIV)
Is this too hard? Is what too hard? Is this too much to ask? Is what too much to ask? Spell it out, be specific. Don’t be vague in your prayers. How will you ever know If I have heard and answered your prayer if you do not ask me for specifics? Will you be satisfied with a vague answer to your vague prayer? No, I will not. That is lesson number one. Ask me for what you want and need. Give details. Be specific. Being specific and giving details is not new information to me. I know what you want and need before you ask me for it. Giving details and being specific is for you. When you give me details and are specific you will know when I have heard and answered your prayer. Giving details and being specific will also help you to not race through your prayer. That is lesson number two. I want you to linger in prayer with me. Don’t race into and out of prayer with me. Spend time in my presence. Prayer is a dialogue. That is lesson number three. I want to hear from you. You will want to hear from me. Expect to speak and listen when you enter into prayer with me. I didn’t think I would receive so many lessons in prayer today. We haven’t even gotten to your main questions yet. I forgot what those were. I will remind you.
You asked me, if this was too hard? You asked me if this was too much to ask? Yes, I did. You have a hard and difficult request to ask of me. You are wondering if I will hear and answer your prayer. Yes, I do. Yes, I am. Let me ask you a question. I’m listening. What is too hard and too difficult for me? Can you name something that is too hard and too difficult for me? Well, come to think of it, I cannot. Is there any prayer that you can pray that is too difficult for me hear and answer? No, there is not. What have you just learned? I have just learned today’s lesson four. You are catching on. Let me hear you state this lesson once again. There is nothing too difficult or too hard for you to do for me. I can bring any prayer request to you. Yes, you can. Will you? Yes, I will. I will bring all my prayers to you. That will be very good.
Lord, I will not doubt you. My faith is in you. I believe nothing is too difficult for you to do in, for or through me. Grow my faith in you. Do your work in, for and through me. Use my life to bless a multitude of people in ways that will bring praise and glory to you. Amen
For today’s complete 4 page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide click here:
Please consider sharing these devotionals with others through the social media you use.
Individual users may save the Discipleship Devotional Study Guide to their desktop for private use. All the blanks in the study guides are fields that allow typed responses. To use the fields on the study guide you may need to open the guide with a free version of adobe reader.
By Jon Ulrich © All rights reserved Copying not permitted www.GrowingAsDisciples.com