Part of the Answer

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Are your prayers sometimes answered sooner than you thought? And maybe closer than you’d like?

Jesus urged his disciples, “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:38). So they asked and prayed. They shared Jesus concern.

The very next verse in the Bible reports that Jesus “called his twelve disciples to him” and they were “sent out.” 

They asked the Lord to send out workers. And then they were sent. Their prayer was answered. In them.

When you pray for a friend to be blessed by God, be prepared for God to send you with a blessing. 

When you pray for more stable income, you’ll probably miss it if you watch for money to grow on trees but you just might find a unique employment opportunity or career option you hadn’t previously considered. 

When you pray for good weather, God may very well use you as his sunshine to brighten another’s life. 

When you pray for patience, just watch, God will put you in circumstances that allow you to practice patience.

God loves it when his children pray to him. He also loves making you part of his answer.

PRAYER: Dear God, when I pray, I can’t comprehend the millions of possibilities for answers in various forms and different times. Let me be receptive to your answers, and honor you as my God. Amen.

EVANGELISM ACTION: Think of a friend who needs Jesus, and pray for them. Then, reach out and tell them that you prayed for them. What is their response?