Beth Moore, God's answers, strongholds

"Bumping into" God

I am always amazed when God answers a prayer.

How sad is that?

Rather than being amazed, shouldn’t I consider His participation in my life as normal?

I was chiding myself the other day for my “lack of faith” when I had another thought. “I don’t ever want to  get used to God’s work in my life. I don’t want it to become ordinary. I always want to get excited when my prayers become a dialogue with Him and He speaks or moves and I bump into His answer!”

“Oh Lord, please don’t let me ever take for granted your participation in my life! Let me always be amazed and excited.”

That being said, my post yesterday was about a stronghold I’m battling. God led me to the verse in 2 Corinthians yesterday which was one of those “exciting” moments when I felt His gentle guidance in answer to a prayer. But there is more…..

Yesterday afternoon I was gathering different translations of Bibles and books to prepare for a study I’m leading tonight. I was reminded by the Holy Spirit to search for a book by Beth Moore called Praying God’s Word. I THOUGHT it was for the Bible study because it is on prayer.

But the cover of the book revealed God’s reasoning. I chuckled as I read the subtitle: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds. But there was more confirmation. Beth writes:

The key to freedom from strongholds is found, not surprisingly, in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. Read the words carefully: For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does…

Yes! She used the same scripture God showed me! No coincidence. Only God-incidence. I have no doubt.

The next few days I will be sharing excerpts from Beth’s book. It is a good one. I recommend it for all of us who want to grow closer to Jesus and who are called to intercede for others.

I pray you have God encounters all through your day as you run smack into His answers to your morning petitions. Be surprised! Giggle! Be amazed. Our God is with us. He is on our side.

How have you bumped into God’s answers lately?

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