Are you finding that as we focus on praise this week, you find more opportunities to thank God for His blessings?
I sure am!
I'd like to focus today on praising Him for answered prayer, and for His faithfulness to hear our cries.
There are so many wonderful verses about prayer; some of them are so familiar to us:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (I John 5:14)
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12)
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. (John 15:16)As I wrote on Monday, I'm a testimony to the fact that He answers our prayers. Yes, sometimes the answer is "No, that's not good for you." Or sometimes it might be "Yes, but not yet."
But what peace we have, when we focus on Him, instead of our troubles! Let's praise Him today for His faithfulness in answering our prayers and giving us His peace.