Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Make the Pray

Maybe I’m sitting here dumb and happy, but there’s something to be said for happy.

God’s timing is sha-mazing. He says it. And then he makes it so. Even people you think he’s not really using (which is totally short-sighted on the part of yours truly, by the way) … are there when everything comes together and all is right with your little part of the universe.

Ha! I’m reading that last paragraph, and it makes me think of a Mexican missionary I know. His English is so-so, and I will never forget this line … “We make the pray. And then we get it.”

It’s true!

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:24 NIV)

I’ve been dealing with a particular situation and totally letting God lead, because I’m fairly amazed to find myself in it in the first place … and in the second place, I have no earthly idea what I’m doing. So getting a heavenly idea seems prudent.

I make the pray. Still working out the getting it part. Hey, God said the timing is his.

Most recently he aligned everything to kind of allow me to divorce myself from the situation for now. To allow me to focus on other issues while he does his thing. Seriously, he’s been telling me to stick with it for quite some time. (I don’t hear an audible Charleton Heston-like voice, but he has his ways of making things clear.)

I make the pray. When to act. When to wait. When to speak. What to say. When to shut up. And one way or another, he nudges me. Or gives me a swift kick.

And what’s funny is … this whole thing is not really quite exactly something I asked for in the first place. He orchestrated events. He nudged me. He said, “I’m gonna do this.” And I’m over here saying, “Really. Really??? Awesome. Have at it.”

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38 KJV)

It’s not like I don’t question. Even Mary had questions.

At this point, as God has instilled this joy in my heart, and as I wait and work on developing that nagging patience thing … when (not if, when) he delivers … it’s going to be quite the story. Something only he could pull off.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV)

All glory to God. Make the pray.


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