Ever prayed for something and when the time came for what you asked for to happen, you felt unprepared and taken by surprise?
I used to occasionally go horse riding with my friend, after a few times I started getting a little annoyed because the horses would just walk the whole time, I started telling a girl who would sometimes come with me “I wish the horses would just go a little faster and be more exciting”. The next time I went out for a ride my friend asked if we would like to go in a different area.
The moment we started riding, the horses starting going for it, running, dodging trees and having the time of their lives while we…I was holding on for dear life. As soon as we got to the top of a hill clearance the horse I was on bolted through a gate and started going for it fast down the hill and started bucking, half way down my friend was riding next to me shouting “hold on!”, next thing I was flying did a flip in the air and landed flat on my back.
I wasn’t ready, prepared or even slightly convinced that what I had been wanting and asking for was actually going to happen. When it did I was thrown of guard, and landed straight on my back.
When we pray, are we prepared for God to answer? When we ask for something, are we ready for God to say yes?
When God moves in a situation it can feel like it happened suddenly and we are taken of guard.
Let’s pray full of faith, preparing ourselves for him to move and not be surprised when he does.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 6:46