Daily Delight

Friday, January 8, 2016

Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives. -Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT). 

It's no secret to believers how vital prayer is to everyday life. I tend to pray and then lose steam on that specific request when I don't see progress being made. I forget how often God allows His people to wait. To name a few, Joseph, Abraham and Sarah, Elizabeth and Zechariah. They remained faithful and trusted the Lord. When the time came for God to answer their prayers and their desires, how much more beautiful was the joy after the long wait?

When I was 3, my brother and I were taken from our family. I was adopted at 5 and since it was a closed adoption, that family would never see us again unless we chose to re-open communication. For 20 years they faithfully prayed every night as a family, that we were safe and that they would see us again one day. They prayed with faith and expectation of God's goodness and faithfulness. My heart was set against them because of fear. It was the Lord that changed my stubborn heart, no doubt by the prayer of His saints for two decades. That entire time there was zero evidence of answered prayer but they still believed. Not only did God see them through but He surpassed their expectations and mine. We met last year and witnessed redemption first-hand.

Don't lose hope and keep praying fervently. We don't always see immediate results but God withholds no good thing from His kids.
Keep asking and keep knocking. 


About the Author

Eva Steiger≫ ≫Eva, 24, lives in the beautiful state of Oregon. She enjoys going on new adventures, hiking, eating avocados and sipping on a delicious iced americano. She walks through life with her favorite companion and love, Jesus Christ. Eva also believes in community, in being real and authentic with one another as we see the power of God move in and through His people. She also has a blog with the link found below.



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