Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise Him enough? . . . Our ancestors in Egypt were not impressed by the Lord’s miraculous deeds. They soon forgot His many acts of kindness to them. Psalm 106:2,7 NLT
Do you have a list of answered prayers you’ve received from the Lord? Or a written account of the miracles you’ve seen God work in your life?
My journals/spirals are written accounts of just that. However, a few years ago I had a panic attack that someone might read my journals with the wrong intent or mistake the heart I wrote certain things with and I threw 10 years worth of journals away.
I can’t tell you how sad I am today I did that. I’d give anything to have those written accounts of miracles, God’s sweet convictions, heavenly circumstances and my prayers back. As I read the above scripture I realized I need to remember all those precious miracles and answered prayers. I don’t want to forget!
I have decided to walk through my life year-by-year going WAY back in the recesses of my brain to recall and write down those answered prayers and miracles. I need to remember for me. I need to remember for others. I need to remember to praise and thank God.
Today, I’ve also recognized I need to recall those precious moments to help build my faith. Having listed answered prayers that I can reflect back on can strengthen my prayers when I struggle, but also encourage others when their faith waivers.
Mark 11:24 NIV Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Whatever we pray, we must pray as if we’ve already received it. No doubting! That’s just plain hard to do that sometimes. We look at the reality of our circumstances, what others say, and even what our own sinful mind tells us and we doubt.
I’m so much like Peter. I’ve witnessed Jesus do incredible things and yet I doubt. Jesus asked Peter in Matthew 14:31 NIV “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Oh me of little faith!
Lord, please forgive my doubt today. Help me with my unbelief. I’ve seen you work over and over in my short lifetime – can I not just claim and shout Your faithfulness and goodness? Thank you for always being there even when my eyes are clouded with unbelief. Amen!
Blogging Buddy Prayer Warriors – please lift up in prayer today my daughter who is taking tests for entrance into a specialized college program. Pray for calm, peace, and wisdom. Also please join me in praying for a dear Blogger and precious friend. Read her request here.
God is so amazing – recall with me all He has done!