In Genesis 18:12 Sarah laughed to herself after God told Abraham that Sarah would have a son. I thought of this verse recently when I caught myself laughing and saying, “Yeah right” (as I rolled my eyes) while thinking of things that I’ve been waiting for years to come to pass.
There has been a lot of talk among prophetic believers that 2015 is a year where many long-standing prayers will come to pass. Part of me wants to believe it and part of me acts like Sarah. So I asked God to give me faith for what He wants me to believe.
I don’t want to miss out on what God has for me because I was too busy rolling my eyes, laughing, and saying, “Yeah right.” But I don’t want to believe for something that’s not going to happen because repeated disappointment is rough on one’s heart.
As I thought about all of this I felt like God wanted me to make a written list of what I’m praying for. So I did. It was a general list. (Is that like an unspoken, in between the lines “yeah right”?) Then I felt like He wanted me to be more detailed. Ok, ok! Done.
I pray this ties into the ‘words’ He gave for me for the year (which I previously blogged about). Do you remember them? It’s only February and sometimes I already forget about them! They are “immeasurably more” and “exceedingly”. May it be so for all that we are praying about.