Recently the power of prayer has been impressed on my mind. It is easier to take note when huge things happen in our lives and we see God's answers to our prayers..but we know that God is listening to our hearts even in the little things. When we pray in faith God does hear and answers in the best way for us..when He doesn't always answer according to our plan we tend to think it's unanswered prayer.
I want to share how He answered my prayer 'in a little thing' in a way that left no doubt that He heard me...
A number of years ago my husband was out of town on a business trip and I was home by myself. As I got ready for bed that night I felt a great fear come over me. I grabbed my Bible and opened it at random to James 5:16, the last part of the verse assuring me that 'the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective'. I picked up The Daily Bread, a devotional book and the devotion for the day was based on James 5:16..I got goosebumps..and felt God's peace flow through me. After spending some time reading the Bible and praying I was still in awe of how God had sent this verse to me twice. I picked up a novel that I was reading and a few pages in James 5:16 popped up again..I smiled and said 'okay God I get it'. Coincidence?? No way..there is no doubt in my mind that God heard me and took the fear from me.. I had peace!
James 5:16 NIV
'Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.'
Let's remember to pray for each other and trust God for answers in the little things as well as the bigger ones.