Be very careful what you pray! Yes, that is a slogan worth remembering! Sometimes we pray for what seems to be minor which turns into a major path in our life. Is this fate? Or just chance? Is God having an Angel or Demon sent to cause us to actually pray and/or do also the answers to our prayer?
For the last few months, I have been praying that God would shut my mouth. Little did I know that this humble and honorable request sounded great to all ears. How saintly did I sound from such a request! Oh was I about to learn how that request was going to be answered!
After God told me to resign leading the Prayer Meeting in my home church, He showed me later why He moved on me. The Senior Minister was forced to attend all the Prayer Meetings since he was leading them. The Youth Minister actually came to one and several that I see! The congregation is happier that their ministers are chosing to lead them rather than attend someone's kid's ball game. And I was forced to sit in the group of attenders and keep mostly silence. One way of the prayer being answered to keep my mouth shut except to pray.
This was only one way that God has answered this prayer. Yes, I was having my answer to this prayer in many ways. Be careful what you pray for.....you just might get it.
One man i grew up with is a Minister's son and rebelled from teenage till in his mid 50's. His Dad died without seeing him saved. About two months ago he lost his job, driver's license, only son joined the marines, and his back pain turned into Stage 4 Cancer. He has a few days to a few weeks to live. I reminded his mother how we have prayed, "whatever it takes Lord to bring him to salvation..." Is this the answer to prayer? It seems so...he is at death's door in a lot of pain.
I told this man's mother to continue to pray for her son's salvation and to give God praise and glory for answering her prayers. He will answer her prayers. For God has a promise of children when you raise them up in the Lord! I think she will hear the return of the lost son to God before his death!
Be careful what you pray! You just might get what you pray for!!! Praise God!!!! He loves us to guide us!!! Oh gentle Father.....we do everything .... remind me to praise you always in all things!