This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: James 1:6 (NLT)
Lately, I’ve been talking about prayer. Recently, I talked about how God can exceed our wildest dreams. That said, I also think it’s fair to examine why a prayer might go unanswered.
One reason a prayer might go unanswered is because it is not in alignment with God’s Will. Another reason may be because we haven’t let go of our “back up plan.” This is the plan that we create just in case God doesn’t come through. We are most likely to create a back up plan when the stakes are high.
This would certainly be the case for Sarah, Abraham’s wife. Sarah was a wealthy woman with many servants, so her primary responsibility was to fulfill her role to Abraham.
During this time, one way men gained their status was by the number of sons they had. Women gained their status by the number of children they bore.
After several failed attempts, and likely feeling that her stakes were really high, Sarah executed her own back-up plan. She had her servant Hagar sleep with Abraham in hopes that she would give him a son. Shortly thereafter, Sarah became unhappy with her own plan.
It wasn’t until Sarah put her faith entirely in God that she would become pregnant. And, we know that her pregnancy was from God because she was ninety.
The Words that I will use to teach me are, “But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone.” James 1:6 (NLT)
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So today, trust God entirely, and toss your back-up plan.