In Bible study this week we talked about ways we get answers to prayers, people today and long ago.
Sometimes they came through miracles, sometimes through Angels or prophets, and the best way of all was when God just plain spoke the answers.
We also talked about Daniel, and how he prayed for 21 days for the same thing from God, and when the Angel came he told Daniel that his prayer was heard on the 1st day but he was delayed by an evil spirit.
I don't know about you but I don't think I've really thought about that in regards to why I may not get an answer to my prayer. I certainly know that Satan is real, but I guess I didn't think he was able to interfere with my prayers. Maybe he isn't really interfering with prayers but with us and our ability to wait.
Not really one of my strong suits.
If we think about it, when Jesus was asked something by his disciples or anyone for that matter do you recall how he answers most of their questions.
He answers them by telling them with a story that may not seem like it has anything to do with what they asked, but in truth it does.
Jesus had the ability to see into someones heart and know the true meaning behind the question they were asking. So when he answered sometimes it was in stories and sometimes he answered a question with a question.
Ex. Luke 10:25-37
The story of the Good Samaritan. He asks the man first to tell him what the Law says about it, then he tell the story of the Good Samaritan and asks again who was the good neighbor in the story?
As we talked about that it got me thinking.
Does God answer our prayers like that? Is he trying to tell us that maybe what we are asking for we already have.
Maybe the guidance we are looking for doesn't come from where we want it to come from so we dismiss it.
We don't always like the messenger. That sometimes stops us from hearing the message.
Or maybe there has been something on your heart that weren't sure what to do about then maybe you hear something similar on the radio or TV, or maybe you read something about it.
There is no such thing as coincidence. Maybe that is one way of getting an answer.
I guess the real question is are we listening.