Some days it all seems to jell. Everything or most things you have prayed for come together. It’s on days like this that you don’t have to ask if your prayers are being answered. You know…
And the Bible promises this, yes? One of the scriptures in the Bible promises that if you ask, seek, knock, your prayers will be answered. Matthew 7:7 and 7:8 says: “Ask, and it will be given you: seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
I have a theory that ALL prayers are answered, none go unanswered. Not one. Well, it’s actually not my theory. It says so right in the scripture above! “For EVERYONE WHO ASKS RECEIVES…” You are going to receive an answer. It is a principle and a power and scripture that is woven by Our Creator into the fabric of time and space. You send a prayer up, something is coming down. Now will it always be answered as you would like? Ah, no. For sometimes the answer is “no” from the Lord. (Often to protect you from your own foolishness, lack of information, and/or bad timing!) And sometimes the answer is “maybe”.
Often it is: “Wait for the answer…” And oh, so sweet when the answer is “Yes!” Or as in the case of my day today it seemed to be: “You waited for the answers and now here come the yes(es)!” as in plural. Oh, praise Him! He is glorious. Often when you pray through, pray over time and pray persistently and consistently—you will see the answers come through, as you align with God’s will. And it will be like the sun and rainbows coming out after a long storm.
When I woke up today, I was about to dash out the door unprayed. Not wise, not wise. Ever. Our Father God tugged at my spirit to kneel back at my bed with an open Bible and pray. I did, and it seemed rather perfunctory. You know starting with The Lord’s Prayer and going into specifics, praying for others and ministry and myself. But I felt no fire and just sort of went through the motions to be obedient to the Holy Spirit.
Then I showered and dressed. And re-dressed. Totally changing my outfit. It’s a girl thing, I guess. No, I believe some “manly” men do so
(ocassionally) as well. But the first outfit was “off” and the last one was “on. ” “The Holy Spirit is my stylist.” I heard one Christian woman say. And that is not trite, irreverent or a slight thing to say. For truly getting dressed physically as we get dressed spiritually (the belt of truth, the shield of faith, the breastplate of righteousness…) can be critically important. Our physical dress is the first thing people see. It will either attract and add to what we “broadcast” in Christ, or it will detract and take away. Anyway, when my attire “clicked”, I knew I was ready to step out and begin my day with two important appointments, so it was important not to dress haphazardly or inappropriately.
As soon as I hit the sidewalks of Manhattan, I felt energized. More than usual. A real expectancy in the air. Then I heard whispered in my spirit a sentence. And I recognized His voice. Firm, insistent, almost a thought-whisper, but a vibrant and powerful one.
“Today will be a day of manifestation.” I heard my Lord say. “Excuse me, ” I thought, “can you repeat that?” And He did. “How so?” was my next question. But I heard no answer, which to me meant, “Wait and see.” As I reached my first destination things I never noticed before I saw with clarity, uncommon truth and beauty. Even a simple setting had a “wow” factor. I marvelled. And again I repeated: “Today will be a day of manifestation.”
My second appointment was definitely Godly-appointed. I was amazed and engaged and wowed and had rapid-fire spoken and unspoken revelations from beginning to end. “This is one of those perfect days…” I said in my mind to Our Lord Jesus, “Thank you, Lord…” I said in unspoken gratitude as waves of joy washed over my spirit. “Thank you…”
at 2:43 pm on December 10th, 2014