|Matt & Jake- Christmas 2008|
- If I could just see God, then I would believe.
- If I could just hear God, then I would pray.
- If I could just feel God, then I would have no doubts.
This Christmas I am challenging myself to send God my Christmas list but this list won't consist of toys, gadgets and clothes. This list doesn't have to be sent once a year in hopes that a few fun things are left under the tree on Christmas morning. This list is not a wish list but a belief list- belief that I can ask in faith things of God. That I can ask expecting God to hear and answer my prayers.
I am writing an Ephesians 3:20 Belief List- I have 3 big worries on my heart that I am giving to God this Christmas, letting Him carry them for me while believing that He is "able, through his mighty power at work within me, to accomplish infinitely more than I might ask or think." (Eph. 3:20) These prayers are Big Hairy Audacious Prayers- prayers that need to be prayed in faith because everything around you tells you that there is no hope, no way, no answer.
But with God, "nothing is impossible". (Luke 1:37)
Can I pray these prayers expectantly? Can I believe without a doubt that God hears me when I call and wants to give me the desires of my heart? But just like my boys' Christmas list which is long and expensive- leading to wishes not answered, you will not always get want you want. Our lives are being used by God to draw others to Him so an unanswered prayer in my life might just be what draws someone into a relationship with God. The ultimate gift- a relationship with Jesus!
What's on your Ephesians 3:20 Belief List this year?