Pray About Everything- SERIES 2
In this first series of Rejoice in your storms, we understood that worrying will not add anything to solve our problems.
As worrying will not help, we should know that we need to focus our attention on giving it to someone who understands us. To a God who can help us.
Philippians 4:6 says Don’t worry about anything but in all your prayers ask God for what you need.
Paul is encouraging us to pray and ask God what we need.
Worrying will not solve anything; praying can move the heart of our King.
ASK & SHALL RECEIVE
Mt 7:7 says that we should ask and we will receive; we seek and we shall find; we knock and the door shall be opened for us.
Why need to pray about everything?
Because we need the grace that comes from God.
Instead of worrying, we need to call upon the name of the Lord.
Because when we are in the storm, the only one who can defile the law of nature is God.
What seems impossible to us is possible with Him.
When we are worried, who shall we call? We call a friend. When you are sick whom do you call? You call your doctor.
DIAL THE CALL CENTER
It’s not bad to call someone whom you know could help you.
But just understand that when we do that, never forget that there is someone we should call first.
God has a call center, not being manned by a call center or an answering machine.
In Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things which you do not know.
When we are into the storms of problems, difficulties, and infirmities; we usually battle and face them by ourselves. We try to solve it alone hoping that we can do it by ourselves.
But we can turn to Him who knows more than what we know. He who can do great and mighty things.
We can surely find answers every time we call upon Him because that is His promise.
Psalm 50:15 says “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you and you will honor me.
EAR THAT LISTENS
There is an assurance for us calling Him because HE listens to us.
Jeremiah 29:12 “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.
Many people don’t pray anymore because they think that God is not listening o them. But God is giving us an assurance that He doesn’t only listen but He also answers.
In the world today, there are only a few who really listen. Many times that we are deaf to the need of others. Our ears are close to the suffering of many.
There was a boy whose pants need some repairing, to be cut and adjusted by an inch as his pant is a little bit longer. So he turn to her elder sister and asked for a favor but the sister replied: “ I am so busy today with my assignments, can you go to Grandma and let her do it”.
So the boy went to her Grandma with his pants but the grandma was also busy and asked him to give them to her mother.
The mother was doing some chores so she said to his son, can you go to your auntie Matilda as I am so busy with this work. The boy turned to her auntie who was also busy chatting on her phone.
At the end of the day, the boy has fallen asleep with his pants on his side. The sister remember the request of his brother to go to his room and cut and adjusted the pant then she went to sleep.
The Auntie remembers that her nephew asked her favor so he went to his room, cut the pant, and adjusted it.
The grandma reminded of her grandson’s request, went to the room, and adjusted the pant. Then the mother, before he go to sleep saw the pant of his boy and recall his request to adjust the pant.
In the morning, when the boy wears the pant, the pant became short.
When nobody is listening, we will always add to the problem instead of giving a good solution.
When no one is listening, we deny the basic help to those who need it, our love, and our attention.
WHICH NUMBER YOU ARE DIALING
All of us experience the operator answering the telephone when we dialed it.
“The number you dial is busy, please try your call later”.
“The number you dial cannot be reached.”
“The number you dial is not a working number.”
“The network is busy.”
What if the person you dial is not answering your call? They are so busy that they missed the call and not answered back.
Some people cannot be reached anymore because they may already be hiding from you. But some may change their number because they don’t want to be found anymore.
What if the network becomes busy? Your circle of friends is not willing to help you or help is nowhere to be found.
But how if we hear the operator says “The number you dial is not yours, please buy your own later”. The worst thing to hear is when others look down on you in times of your need.
But God is always a call away.
God opens His direct call for us.
It is His promise that when we pass through the water, He will be with us.
He said that He is the instant help in times of our urgent needs.
When you are in the storms, we know whom we have to call.
‘Don’t worry about anything because God can do everything; In prayer call God who listens and answers.”
Never worry about your sickness; He is the God that heals.
Don’t be bothered by your needs, He is Jehovah Jireh, our provider.
May God sustain you with joy amid the storm,