Before You Call, God Answers
“Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24 (NRSV)
“but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NRSV)
Affirm: I am open and receptive to God’s answers to my questions. Before I pray, I know God has an answer for me.
Dear Prosperity Partners and Friends,
Thanks for your encouraging feedback on the ways that your prayers are ‘perfecting’ all that concerns you. It’s great to know that your prayers are not only strengthening you in this season of your life, but that they are also deepening your relationship with God. Congratulations!
Last Sunday, we turned our attention to the ‘Omniscience’ of God as it relates to prayer. We were reminded that God is all the knowledge there is and ever will be. God’s knowledge is available to us before we pray. It was this knowledge that sent forth an ambulance as Wilda Lahmann drove her husband to the hospital. It was this same knowledge that advised King Jehosophat that he’d never have to battle the troops that were headed his way. This same knowledge guides you when you dare to turn away from the appearances before you and in receptivity listen to what God’s Omniscience has to say about the desires of your heart.
God’s Omniscience is also every where present or omnipresent. There is no spot where God’s Omniscient Knowledge is not. Here’s a point from the lesson worth remembering:
- Before you pray, the Omniscience of God is at work. It never slumbers or sleeps. It is active in, for, and as you, in every moment.
We consciously tune into Omniscience through:
- Confident Assurance of Its presence
Never forget that David walks through the valley and shadow of death and is unafraid. Why? Because God’s Omniscience is with him, and David knows it. Therefore, he is not troubled.
- Affirmative Prayer
It is critical that our prayers affirm what we know to be true about God, ourselves, and the situation about which we pray. To affirm is to build a firm confidence that God is actively with you and working out the details of the situation. c. Worshipful Listening
King Jephsophat listens when he is told that the battle is the Lord’s and not his. (II Chronicles 20: 14) Like him, we must listen, too.
At the Red Sea, Moses stood quietly and patiently listening for what the Lord his God had to say as the Egyptians approached and the people complained. It was Moses who heard God’s instructions to stand in stillness and witness the Lord’s salvation. It was Moses who raised his rod over the sea and caused the waters to part, giving the Israelites passage to the other side. See Exodus Chapter 20. Like Moses, we, too, must listen for our answers.
Omniscience reminds us that we can turn to God in every situation. When we do so, we find God as the answer to every question or concern. This leads us to the second point in Sunday’s lesson:
- When you choose to continually live in God’s Omniscient Presence, your mind is transformed from fear to faith; from anxiety to assurance; from separation to oneness, before you ever pray.
In every instance, know that your prayers turn your attention toward God, who answers before you pray. As Johnnie Colemon says: ‘God speaks, when we take the time to listen.’ It Works If You Work It, pg. 122 Make the time to simply listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say.
Let’s pray: God of Omniscience, open my eyes that I may see. Open my ears that I may hear. Open my understanding that I may know the way. Open my heart that I may love. I give thanks for Your Awesome Omniscience that knows and shows me the way forward NOW! Amen.