Topic: Learn To Plead With God [DCLM Daily Manna Thursday April 19, 2018]
Text: Genesis 25:19-28 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived” (Genesis 25:21).
One of our greatest privileges as God’s children is the realisation of the ample provision for us to approach our heavenly Father with our requests. We come to Him with the full assurance that He is willing not only to listen to the catalogue of our complaints, but to proffer solution to them all. However, sometimes, He takes His time in answering such prayers.
Isaac knew this all too well, himself being a product of answered prayer. So, when he got married to Rebekah according to God’s will, he was unfazed when they experienced delay in childbearing. Aware of the paramount role of prayer when his parents suffered such fate, he began to entreat God passionately on behalf of Rebekah. As was the case with his parents, the answer was not forthcoming, but he persevered in his supplications for the next twenty years when eventually, Rebekah became pregnant. It was clearly a problematic conception as the babies struggled in her womb. Her enquiry from God revealed that she was to bear a set of twins who would be markedly different from each other. Soon after, she gave birth to Esau and Jacob. God answers prayers.
We must learn, like Isaac, to plead with God for our needs. No request is ever so small or too great to present to God. He wants to grant our requests and supply our needs, but He also waits for us to ask Him first. Sometimes, He answers the prayers promptly, but at other times, He chooses to withhold His answers. In the process, He desires that we properly articulate what we need, appreciate Him when the answers come and attach more value to the gifts. Whether the needs are great or small, we should pray till God answers us.
Thought For The Day: “Ask and it shall be given you”.
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Samuel 28-31; Psalm 18; 1 Chronicles 10
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