“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us..”
Isn’t it incredible that we have the power to ask for anything in Jesus’ Name and it will be answered. In fact, God often does more than we ask for. He gives us more than we expect, loves us more than we deserve and showers us with more of His grace than we could ever imagine. When we ask in Jesus’ Name, He listens. Jesus Himself said time and time again, that those who ask ‘in My Name’ will be given. Those who seek will find, those who knock on the door will be answered. Friends, we cannot and must not stop petitioning the throne of Heaven for the things God has put on our hearts to pray for. He will listen and answer.
Yet so often, when God does answer we put His ‘answer’ on the shelf of answered prayers, store it in a jar, and almost forget the blessings of our answered prayers. Part of our worship to God is in thanksgiving. It is daily thanking Him for all the prayers that have been answered by His grace and because of His love. We must never forget to keep thanking Him for all the answered prayers. The moment we do, our faith to believe in the miraculous starts to dwindle because we start treating God like a vending machine. Yet when we remember the wonders of the prayers that have been answered, our faith becomes stronger, because we can see God’s hand and see that our prayers have been listened to. Don’t stop asking but equally match our petitions with thanksgiving.