Monday, August 5, 2013

Answered prayers

During the Living Proof Live conference, I wrote down a couple of notes that didn't necessarily have to do with what Beth Moore was talking about but were things that I thought about and wanted to remember.

When talking about Exodus 1 and 2, Moore noted that Moses was supposed to be killed like all Hebrew boys at that time. However, his mother saved him and in the end he was returned back to her and she was even paid to have him. That is a big God that can do something like that.

I doubt that Moses' mother would have guessed that would happen. God answers prayers in ways that we don't expect.

My best friend's dad lost the use of his legs almost a year ago. The family has struggled through the transition, heartbreak and questioning of why this happens. They thought he would be healed and able to walk again, and where they are at now just isn't where they thought they would be when the tragedy first occurred.

During the conference, I prayed for their healing. However, I didn't just pray for physical healing but that their insides would be healed. Perhaps God won't heal my friend's dad's legs (maybe he will in the future) but maybe he will just heal his heart. God may answer their prayers for healing by giving them peace with the situation and confidence in the future. The healing may come on the inside rather than the outside.

However it happens, I know that "our God is bigger. Our God is greater. God, you are higher than any other. Our God is healer, awesome in power, our God, our God."

He knew everything that was going to happen with Moses, and answered the Israelites' prayers in a way they wouldn't have guessed. Watch for answered prayer, even if it's not in the way you are thinking it will be.

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