I am praying God’s 250 great and precious promises in the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation over my spouse, children, and loved ones. I’m on promise number 18. If you missed the others you can find them here. Join me in praying for your family and other loved ones.
Today’s promise is ANSWERS TO ALL PRAYERS. Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 21:21, “Jesus replied, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.” Mark 11:22-24, “Have faith in God," Jesus answered. 23"Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
I did not get married until I was 29 years old. When I read the above scriptures, I am immediately brought back about 25 years ago to a night I was sitting at a table in Pizza Kitchen with a male friend. I was a single 24-year-old. We were sitting down to eat and my friend looked at me and asked me, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” I looked at my friend and without hesitation, without any doubts, an excitement was stirred deep within me. I leaned over to the table closer to my friend and out of my mouth I said, “I get to meet my husband and children!” My friend, with a puzzled look on his face, said, “How can you be sure of that?”
I have no idea where that confidence came from because I was and had not dated anybody that was even remotely a possibility of being my husband. I did not know the scriptures above at that time but I look back now and I am certain the way I answered that question with such boldness and confidence 25 years ago is the reason I have the husband and children I have today.
Have faith and doubt not Matthew 21:21
Have faith in God Mark 11:22
Have no unforgiveness in your heart Mark 11:25
Ask (crave it, desire it, require or demand it), Seek, Knock Matthew 7:7
Today’s promise is answers to all prayers. The day I was asked the question “Where do I see myself in 10 years?”, I could have easily looked around me, looked at my current life of being single, having no possibility of a husband in sight and exclaimed, “Well, I don’t know. I’m not dating anyone now and haven’t in a while. I guess I’ll be single and working. I really don’t know.” God desires us to have faith! God wants us to believe for the best as it relates to His word. If I asked you today, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?”, what would you say? What if I asked you, “Where do you see your son in 10 years? Where do you see your daughter in 10 years? What if the question was directed at your marriage and the question was, “Where do you see your marriage in 10 years? Are you seeing some disappointments with your children, some obstacles in your marriage where it is making it hard to see if you will even be married to your spouse in 10 years? What if the question was directed to your health? Are you walking through an illness where honestly in 10 years your body is going to deteriorate if modern medicine and/or God does not heal you? There is a woman in the bible that said, “If I only touch His garment, I will be healed.” Now that is faith.! This woman with an illness for years spoke with such faith. And guess what? She was healed by Jesus. After Jesus realized the woman touched His cloak He said, “Your faith has healed you.” Maybe it's not a marriage issue or a health problem. Maybe you are believing for a spouse or you are barren and believing for children.
Today, grab hold of God’s word in Matthew 7:7 and ask in faith, ask that your loved one’s life turn around for good. Ask in accordance with God’s will for a breakthrough in your marriage, ask for a healing in your body or the body of a loved one. Ask for God to send you a spouse, to bless you with children. Seek scriptures and declare God’s truth over your children, over your marriage, over whatever rocky road or muddy path you are on or speak forth His word over the desires of your heart for a spouse and/or children. God says knock and the door will be opened to you. Knock as hard and as many times until God opens that door! Be determined, be persistent in faith! Do not give up!
Father, thank You for your promise to answer all prayers. Lord, I am thankful we can come to You about anything. Today, I am asking in faith for Your strength to empower my spouse, my children, other loved ones and I to walk out the life You intended for us. I am determined to seek Your ways in all areas of my life and be the woman you have purposed me to be. Lord, if I am asked where will I be in ten years? I will answer with confidence that in ten years I will be serving You, I will be healthy, full of life and joy in pursuing Your plan for my life. (Speak life into a situation or obstacle in your life right now. If you are sick, reach out and touch the cloak of Jesus and receive your healing.) Lord, if I am asked where will my spouse be in ten years? I confidently proclaim my spouse will be healthy and flourishing at work, that my spouse will be strengthened by Your word and living life as You planned for my spouse to live. (Speak life into a situation or obstacle in your spouse’s life right now. If your marriage is struggling, speak life to your marriage today and thank God for restoring your marriage. If you do not have a spouse but desire to be married, ask the Lord for a spouse and start thanking Him for the spouse He is sending you.) Lord, if I am asked where will my son and/or daughter be in ten years? I confidently proclaim my son and/or my daughter will be surrounded by Your presence, the eyes of their heart opened to You, healthy and living a life flourishing and pleasing to You. (Speak life into a situation or obstacle in your child’s life right now. If you are infertile or have a desire for more children, ask the Lord for a child and thank Him for the child/ren He is sending you.) Lord, I am knocking and I thank You the door will be opened. I love You, Lord. Thank You for caring about the details in my life, in my loved one’s life. I pray all this in faith. I pray all this believing it will come to pass in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Hello and Welcome!
Wife, Mother, Adoption Advocate, Writer
Who am I? Galatians 2:20 does a great job of summing up who I am. My life is His, the One who loves me and gave Himself for me . In return, I want to be all He wants me to be and do all He wants me to do on this side of Heaven.
Recipient of the Angels in Adoption Award 2016. A program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington D.C.