1 Kings 2
God had made a promise to David that as long as his sons served God and obeyed His commands, they would maintain the throne of Israel. On his deathbed, David reminds Solomon of this promise and of the importance of his son holding people accountable for their behavior, something David had failed too often to do.
Can you imagine the magnitude of this promise? “Follow God and the kingdom is yours!”
I hope so! Because we as Christians have this same promise from Jesus: “Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you!”
Jesus has promised, (John 14: 13-14), “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
In Matthew 17:20, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I was reminded last night that “God honors bold prayers because bold prayers honor God.” God delights to pour out His power in answering the impossible so that ALL who see it will stand in awe of his amazing power, love, and kindness.
I’m convinced that some of the prayers we pray are not being answered because if they were, no one would praise God over it! All who see it would say, “That turned out well.” Or “See? It all worked out in the end.” Or “How nice of that person to have helped out.”
God desires for His people to be dumb-founded, awestruck, tears pouring down our faces as we recognize the holy, righteous, generous, and powerful hand of God. As we proclaim that only an act of almighty God could have orchestrated such a miracle!
What are you praying for that requires a miracle of God? What is your “Mission Impossible” that you are asking God to show up so that you might give Him all the glory? I would love the opportunity to join you in praying BOLDLY for God to do what only He can.