January 1st…as we entered into a New Year, almost all of us had dreams and goals in mind to make 2017 GREAT! As we approach the end of January, I have found myself at times wondering how I am going to execute on the vision that God has given me. On top of it, Satan has already tried to set up camp in my mind to make me believe that my current progress (or lack there of in some areas) is evidence that I might as well just forget about them…there’s always next year.
But then I came across Jeremiah 33:3 which says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” What an amazing feeling to know that we serve a God that PROMISES an answer…all we have to do is call out to Him!
When it comes to seeking direction on our next steps or maybe searching for connections to be within our network of accountability, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed and caught up in trying to figure things out on our own. As we get sucked up into a world of distraction, our dreams begin to drift into a heaping pile that quickly gets lost and maybe even forgot about. If expecting to receive comfort, we must obtain it through QUICK and CONTINUOUS prayer.
I love how this verse tells us that God will not only answer our prayer, but He will also show us GREAT and MIGHTY things that we did not know. In reading other translations, great and mighty things is also written as UNSEARCHABLE things, HIDDEN things, and REMARKABLE SECRETS which continues to point out to us that we can’t find the answers we are seeking on our own. A true testimony can only give GOD the glory! Unlike the homeless man on the corner requesting help from bystanders that may or may not throw a piece his way, God multiplies our request with an answer much greater than our prayer.
As you spend time with God, don’t think of your prayers as random messages being sent, because God is intimately concerned with EVERY aspect of our lives. Psalm 56:8 says, “You keep track of ALL my sorrows. You have collected ALL my tears in your bottle. You have recorded EACH one in your book.” Instead, let’s stand firm in the truth that God promised in Jeremiah and be thankful to Him in advance for the reply back!
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