This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: James 1:6 (ESV)
Today I am inspiring you to act as if your prayer has already been answered.
Recently I shared about how our website, bluestoblessings.com, was hacked into a few years ago, and I was told the devastating news that all content had been lost. Refusing to accept this verdict, I immediately began to pray. I then called the hosting company three separate times. During the third call, I was transferred to John.
At first John reiterated the same news the other two techs had told me earlier. But then, John saw something. With a little optimism in his voice, he told me to hold on. When he put me on hold, I began to pray again. Yet this time, I acted as if my prayer had already been answered.
First, I thanked God. Second, I visualized myself walking in the door and, before even putting my purse down, I visualized saying to my husband, “Honey, God restored the site!” In my head, I was already writing the rave review to John’s superiors for his great work. I was acting as if my prayer had been answered before it was.
When I turn to the Scriptures, this is exactly what the prophet Elisha did. During a severe drought, Elisha told King Ahab to prepare a feast because a mighty rainstorm was coming. Elisha then climbed to the top of Mount Carmel where he fell to the ground and prayed.
Elisha knew the power of acting as if his prayer was already answered, and sure enough, a mighty rainstorm soon followed. As you think about that, remember these words: “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6 (ESV)
So today, act as if.