Daily S*O*A*P 6/18/13

Scripture: Colossians 4:2 – Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful

Observation:  Don’t give up on prayer because the answer doesn’t come quickly or the way you think it should.

Application:  I think my life application Bible puts it best "Have you ever grown tired of praying for something or someone?  Paul says we should “devote” ourselves to prayer and be “watchful” in prayer.  Our persistence is an expression of our faith that God answers prayers.  Faith shouldn’t die if the answers come slowly, for the delay may be God’s way of working his will in our lives"  Isn’t that beautiful?  

I have prayed for a loved one for years and there were times when I said I’m so done, but God whispered in my ear, no you are not dear one, no you are not. 

God was teaching me that  my persistence is an expression of my faith and I’m positive that God was working his will in my life before I could see changes otherwise.  

I posted on facebook once, that God doesn’t always change the situation because he’s trying to change me.  I am so grateful for a God who does not let me stay the same and I am so grateful that I live in a country where I can freely express my faith through prayer.

Prayer:  Thank you for this lesson today Lord, you amaze me everyday!!  I don’t ever want to quit because things don’t go my way or the answer is no, help me to remember that you are making changes in me to bring me closer to you.  I love you Lord!!