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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Elisha replied, “Listen to this message from the Lord! This is what the Lord says: By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, six quarts of choice flour will cost only one piece of silver, and twelve quarts of barley grain will cost only one piece of silver.”

The officer assisting the king said to the man of God, “That couldn’t happen even if the Lord opened the windows of heaven!”

But Elisha replied, “You will see it happen with your own eyes, but you won’t be able to eat any of it!” (2 Kings 7:1,2)

If you think God’s promises are too good to be true, then they might just be out of your reach. This gentleman who questioned Elisha’s prophetic promise that the siege against Samaria would be over and food would no longer be scarce, saw the miracle but died a tragic death before he was able to enjoy it. There is something powerful about faith and belief. With it, we can enjoy God’s bounty. Without it, we can walk away disappointed.

When you see a promise in Scripture, believe it. Don’t respond with, “That could never happen to me!” Let’s learn that we are not the exception to neither His promises nor His commands.

My Father,

If your Word says it, I will believe it. And I thank you for it. Your Word never gives false hopes, never exaggerates, never lies. I choose to believe every promise, to cling to it, to hope for its fulfillment in my life, for the glory of Your Name and for the sake of your Kingdom. 

Amen

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