Earlier in the week, I was reading an online article about the fires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The residents of this region within the Great Smokey Mountains were deeply concerned about the fires spreading along what is known as the Chimney Top. One woman who was interviewed pleaded with Americans of faith, “if anyone who believes in prayer, we need your help.”
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you, John 15:7.
Within 24 hours of this request, the Lord sent a couple of inches of rain to provide water to this drought ravaged state. Weather forecasters are calling for more rain in the next coming days to stop the spread of any further fires from breaking out. Doubters and skeptics will likely ignore the obvious, giving chance, good fortune and luck the credit. Yet, for me, I am putting two things together, desperate hearts plus seeking God leads to answered prayers.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours, Mark 11:24.
When I read the Bible, sometimes the words of Jesus seem too good to be true. Perhaps, individuals are afraid of being disappointed and left down. This fear has infected minds leading to a lack of faith that breeds unanswered prayers. In view of this, its essential to begin to claim God’s promises in prayer. As for the fire victims of Tennessee and those picking up the pieces from tornadoes in the south, these fellow Americans are in desperate need of prayers. Therefore, if you believe in the power of prayer, begin now to see what miracle God will do next.
by Jay Mankus