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ROLIM Devotionals

Acts 10:31
by: Pastor Shane Torres
date posted: 10/14/2009 4:34:05 AM

Acts 10:31
And said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.

As I was writing this, my mind was on an unanswered prayer, a recent one for me. You see, a friend of ours died last month. He was 52 years old. He was kind of  a body builder. The moment we heard he was sick, we started praying for his healing. We prayed for God to make our friend well. God answered our prayers, though not in the way that we wanted. Our friend died to this life. But Iíve got to tell you, he is healthier now than he has ever been! He died to this life, but he is alive with Christ forever. It may seem as if our prayers were unanswered, but our friend will be alive in the presence of God forever!

We donít always get what we pray for. If we are part of Jesus and Jesus is part of us, then we often will get more than what we pray for, and better than what we pray for. Hereís how someone has put it:

I asked for strength, that I might achieve. God made me weak that I might listen. I asked for health that I might do greater things. I was given grace that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy. I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness that I might feel the need for God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. I was given life that I might enjoy all things. I received nothing that I asked for, yet all that I hoped for. My prayer was answered.

We donít always get that for which we ask in the way that we want it. God can give us more than we ask for! So, keep praying, even when you donít understand, keep praying. Move closer to God and your life will change!

In His Service,

Pastor Shane, Sis. Rose and Kayla

 

 


 





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