Prayer is so amazing because it does not depend on our efforts.
Soon after we started school, we learned that input = output. But that does not apply to prayer.
We can pray once for something and forget about it. God heard us. He did not forget.
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Jesus said that in Matthew 17.
(Mustard seeds are very tiny.)
My wife prayed for a long time for one of her friends to understand that Jesus is real. She pretty much gave up praying and kind of forgot about it.
Then life brought them back together.
God used hard stuff in both of their lives to open her friend’s heart up to the reality of Jesus. And that friend’s curiosity resulted in them meeting regularly to study the Bible.
God did not forget.
So what’s the little Field Notes booklet photo about?
I write down things in it that I want to pray about. And when there’s an answer that I learn about, I write that down too.
It has been a great way to see how God is working. It builds my faith.
Let me know if you want me to pray for something. I’d love to.
Paul Merrill writes here every First Friday.