Summary: It's like this...sometimes the need may seem monumental to you, “Guess What” its not monumental to God! And since your not the one who is going to have to meet the need, it shouldn’t be to you either! Praise God!
A blonde, a brunette and a redhead are stuck on an island.
One day, the three of them are walking along the beach and discover a magic lamp. They rub and rub, and sure enough, out pops a genie. The genie says, "Since I can only grant three wishes, you may each have one."
The brunette says, "I've been stuck here for years. I miss my family, my husband, and my life. I just want to go home." POOF! The brunette gets her wish and she is returned to her family.
Then, the red head says, "I've been stuck here for years as well. I miss my family, my husband, and my life. I wish I could go home too." POOF! The redhead gets her wish and she is returned to her family.
The blonde starts crying uncontrollably. The genie asks, "My dear, what's the matter?" The blonde whimpers, "I wish my friends were still here."
All Things Are Possible...Only Believe!
Acts 12:5 NASB
5 So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
How many here this morning, have ever prayed fervently for God to change or alter
The circumstances of an event?
How many have ever prayed for God to change someone else's point of view or perspective, concerning the circumstances of an event? Because you had already figured out, what needed to be done to bring about your desired result!
How many have ever experienced a change in their own life, rather then the request they made, that made the outcome fare far better then it would have if they would have received what they were asking for?
Illus. By Richard White
Once a man asked an evangelist “how can we have revival?” The evangelist answered by asking “Do you have a place where you can pray?” Yes the man replied. Tell you what to do, go to that place and take a piece of chalk along. Kneel down there, and with the chalk draw a complete circle around you and pray for God to send revival on everything inside that circle. Stay there until He answers, and you will have your revival.
Prayer works, even if you don’t know what to pray and you can only pray in the Spirit, it works! It may not always work exactly as you think it ought to, but it "ALWAYS WORKS!"
In fact it even works better when you pray in the spirit, because when you pray in the Spirit you don’t limit God’s amazing abilities to your own understanding,
You give Him free reign to do whatever it takes, to bring about not just your desired outcome, but His will in the situation! And His will is always for the best possible outcome for you, in each and every situation!
The key thing is while you're waiting for your answer. Is to have faith and trust God that He will do the right thing, even when we don't know what to do.
Romans 8:26-27 NKJ
26. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
(Who's Will? Who always has your best interest at heart? Who always knows best? God does!)
Msg. Says it this way
26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Pregnant condition refers to, our expectation of our need being met! It's when we're walking through the valley of the shadow of death. The thing to remember is, that It's a temporary condition. (Which means we don't sit down if we get tired. We find our rest in Gods ability and we keep on walking!)
Sometimes its hard to believe, because we don't understand everything. The only thing we really need to understand is, God Loves us enough to do what He says He will do and then simply trust Him with the outcome! Amen?
If you study the gospel and exactly what Jesus accomplished for you on the cross,
when He introduced the Grace Message to the world, you will find out that He made it easy enough for a child to understand,