Oct 16, 2006

The Great Reward

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

This is a sweet promise from scripture and kindling to set our prayers ablaze. God promises to reward those who seek Him. The One who owns all things promises that if we diligently seek Him, He will reward us. God is not stingy. Prayer is not simply putting God into a supernatural headlock and forcing Him to say ‘uncle’. No, He is eager to give us good gifts! He is eager to reward our diligent prayers. Scripture describes God as being the Fountain of Living Water. He’s not a shopping mall fountain that squirts tiny streams of water and is filled with pennies. No, God is a gushing, overflowing, life-giving fountain of grace! When we pray, we are coming to a God that is simply itching to reward us. How do we know this? Because He has already given us the greatest gift. He has already given us the most precious gift of His son. Therefore we can be certain that God will reward us when we seek Him. If He readily gave up Christ, who is of infinite value, won’t He give us lesser things as well?

Let this truth set your prayers for Ian ablaze. Let us ask great things of God! He is eager to reward us when we seek Him. Let us ask Him to touch Ian in a miraculous and astonishing way. Let us ask Him to do what seems absolutely impossible. He is a fountain of grace, and He is eager to overflow.

-Stephen A

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