Prayer is a timeless expression of faith. We pray at every opportunity about anything that concerns us. We ask God to provide for our every specific need. That’s why when our prayers are answered, we feel very blessed and we begin to thank God for it.
But there are mixed feelings over answered prayers sometimes. It’s so easy to get in our heads and be lost in amazement when people say, “You deserve it!” or “You’re worth it!” Suddenly, the focus of glory shifts away from God to us.
God created man in his own image (Genesis 1:27), out of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7).
I was nothing until God formed me. I was nothing until God breathed into me. Then, I become alive. We become alive.
We are just shadows of the real supreme God, without his Light, we are caught in darkness. We’re gone. Vanished without a trace.
We are image bearers. His Image we bear reflect His creativity, productivity, wisdom, knowledge, love and character – these are all gifts to bring Him glory. Nothing is commended to us.
So, we should not forget but always remember.
Glory belongs to God. It is the purpose for which everything was made. It is the reason grace is given to us so that in everything we do, God may be glorified. (1Peter 4:11)
Prayer becomes an act of worship to God whom glory belongs. Forever. Our Creator deserves highest praise and honor.
So then, we celebrate in our answered prayers. He gave us the reason to celebrate, not just answering a single prayer but by giving us the best answer to all our prayers.
Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the best Yes to all our prayers. His death on the cross and his resurrection provide our redemption to experience all the best things God can give us.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
So, we keep on praying, presenting our requests to God and hoping for answered prayers. For His love has already given us the Best Yes to all our supplication, and He alone deserves the glory.