Daily Devotional for Wednesday July 25, 2018

Scripture:

James 5:17 (NASB) “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.”

Observation:

What would it take for us to believe that God answers prayer? Do we need to see the miracle of someone healed or some other miracle that would “wow” us? I wonder if a life changed is enough, because I guarantee that someone was praying for each of us who have come to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We who have accepted Christ and have truly repented are walking miracles. If you were to ask my daughters if they would rather have their “old dad” back or the one they live with today, they would say the latter. What about when God doesn’t answer our prayers? How do we cope with that? Do we find ourselves saying, “I wanted this or I wanted that,“ and when it doesn’t happen or happen how we wanted it to we curse God for not answering our prayer? It’s not about us! Even our prayer life needs to be “Your Will be done.”

Application:

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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