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Expect the unexpected!
In the Word
Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear (Isaiah 65:24).
Of the Word
In this busy, high tech, over-involved world, it’s hard to feel connected to people, let alone feel a connection to God. But Scripture gives us many examples of God listening and answering His people, no matter what their situation was.
God heard Paul and Silas’ prayer from a jail cell (Acts 16:25), Samson’s prayer from captivity (Judges 16:28) and Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the whale (Jonah 2). In what might seem to us as impossible situations, God not only heard the prayers of His faithful children, but He answered in great and mighty ways. Paul was freed, Samson was given one last ounce of strength and Jonah was expelled. Freedom came to each of them according to God’s design. God used these His servants to do the unexpected. He will use you, also, to do His will. Expect the unexpected!
Walking with my Lord
Lord, You hear my words and my innermost thoughts. Help me learn to pray confidently, expecting You to answer in ways which might seem unusual to me. Teach me to expect the unexpected and to follow Your leading. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Living in Prayer. Written by 2003–2005 LWML Christian Life Committee. 21/31 ©2005 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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