IDOK DEVOTION for Friday, May 18, 2007
Be Prepared. When you ask Father a question, He WILL answer you!! And that question can be something technical, even a concept about website building that you do not understand; something that try as hard as you may you just cannot figure it out. He may not answer you though when you are sitting at the computer. It may be long after you have closed out the screen, powered down, and shut off the light. It may be the morning after you have been sleeping soundly but for some reason you are awake a couple hours before the alarm, you get up, stumble into the bathroom, and boom… all of a sudden it is perfectly clear! He has answered you! But it’s too early to go test it. So you go back to bed, go back to sleep – smiling!
Yes, when you ask Father a question – He WILL answer you! He may not answer you when you think He should and it may not be in the place you thought He would… certainly not at 3:05 a.m. in the bathroom when your discussion with Him was at the office, two days before. No, that would not be my ideal time or place! But you know what? HE ANSWERED! So who am I to argue with Him?! And yes I have tested it and it worked beautifully!
So, give Him time to get you to the place where you can receive His answer to your question. There is no doubt; He knew the answer to my question from eternity past. Yes, long before computers and website-building programs were given to the mind of men, Father knew all about them, all the answers to all the questions to ever be asked. Why would He wait until 3:05 a.m. to answer me? I don’t know and that one He may not answer until eternity future – no matter. He is my Father and my God and He LOVES ME!
So! Have you asked Him a question He has not answered yet? He will… just as soon as He gets you to your 3:05 a.m. Remember… He is YOUR Father and YOUR God and HE LOVES YOU!
Psalm 143: 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. (KJV) [source]
Whatever the question – whatever the prayer – whatever the circumstance, remember:
Psalm 69: 12 They who sit in [the city’s] gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me. 14 Rescue me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me and from out of the deep waters. (Amplified Bible) [source]
“True prayer is simply a quiet, sincere, genuine conversation with God. It is a two-way dialogue between friends.” W. Phillip Keller
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