Expect What You Pray For – DAY #15: Firm Foundation October 21-Day Devotional

Sunday, October 22, 2023 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

  Expect What You Pray For

Acts 12:12 When this had dawned on him, he went to lthe house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. 13Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, "Peter is at the door!" 15"You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, "It must be his angel." 16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.

The prayer meeting at Mary's house was well attended. The people prayed fervently. They cried out to God and asked Him to deliver Peter from jail. There was only one small problem: When the Lord delivered Peter from jail and brought him to the house where the people were praying, they did not believe that God had actually answered their prayers.

Someone even told Rhoda, "Girl, are you crazy! How can Peter be at the door if we are still praying for him?" Another "prayer warrior" told her that she only saw Peter's angel at the door.

The lesson is simple: When you pray, start expecting to see God's answer!

Whatever the circumstance, whether something only a miraculous intervention can change, or something in the physical world such as material provision or health, BELIEVE when you pray. God has unlimited resources in heaven and earth, so we don't need to always concern ourselves with exactly how God will do it.

Remember that God is doing much more than we realize or recognize. Your part is to believe, obey God's directions, and walk in wisdom. God's part is to open the door, like He did for Peter.

REFLECTION QUESTION: What things have you prayed about that you need to expect? Be specific.



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