Wednesday, September 12, 2018

God Answers Prayers

God Answers Prayers by Joan Cook

"So God heard their groaning...and took notice of them" Exodus 2:24, 25

Recently, I made a telephone call to Jamaica to speak with a pastor friend of ours.  They are both fairly small in number, but big in spirit. We have had the privilege to work with this pastor for a several years and we have seen first hand his love, dedication, and commitment to the Lord and His work on the island.

While speaking with me recently, he told me that things were very tight financially and he was trusting God to supply enough money week by week for things like electricity and water at both churches and money for gasoline as he traveled back and forth.

Several days past and our office received a check in the mail for $266.00 from a church who had been on our mission trip with On The Go to Jamaica. The youth had gotten this money together and wanted us to send it for Jamaica and the church's needs.  I immediately called the pastor and told him I would be federal expressing him a check for $266.00 and he should receive it the next day. Pastor then told me that the Lord had led him to fast and pray for three days for this need. He said, "Sister Joan, I did not know how God was going to supply this need for my churches, but I was confident that He would do it and I felt like God was telling me to fast and pray for this need to be met." Wow, my heart rejoices as we see God's hand specifically at work as we pray for specific needs!

It never surprises me that God comes through when we need Him to, but sometimes it does surprise me at just how He does it. Like all of us, we can approach His throne boldly and confidently knowing that He hears our prayers and has our best interest at heart. Sometimes it may mean that we need to fast and earnestly seek His face. Other times it may mean that we need to let our need be known. Every time and every situation is different, but God is always the same. He will remain faithful and true and He will continue working on our behalf!

I am so very glad that I serve a God that is alive and hears me when I call on Him!

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank Him today for hearing us, caring for us, and working on your behalf!

On The Go Prayer Focus: The physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of people hurting all over the United States and Worldwide. As God gives us opportunity in times of crisis we need to rapidly move to help.

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