Do you believe God’s Word? I mean really believe God’s word? When you pray, do you hope for an answer or do you know the answer is coming? When you read of all God has promised you, do you say, “I’ll just wait and see.” or do you go about your life as though you know you have what He said you have?
In the days of Israel’s constant rebellion, an angel of the Lord appeared to the wife of a man named Manoah. The woman was barren and had no children. The angel came and promised her a son. When the woman told her husband of what had happened, he asked God for confirmation. God sent the angel again.
When the angel told Manoah of the coming child, his response was not of the we’ll-wait-and-see-what-happens variety. His response was:
“Now, when your words come true…”
Judges 13:12 (ESV)
It amazes me, reading through the Old Testament, how many people simply believed God. And this was coming from a nation who constantly turned away from Him! They didn’t have Bibles on their bookshelves. They hadn’t yet received the power of the Holy Spirit. They had intermittent times where judges would rule them, but when those judges died, they went back to their pagan ways.
“When your words come true” should be the close to our believing prayers. When we pray according to God’s Word, there should be no ifs involved, but when.
Daily Bible reading: Judges 12-14; Luke 9:37-62