I was speaking to someone last week who couldn’t understand how God hadn’t done anything in their life, in an area they’ve been praying for.
I was reminded of how many times I just prayed and prayed, but didn’t move. sure, prayer works and certainly can change circumstances but most often, when we are praying for something in our own lives to be different, we’ve also got to move! we’ve got to step out, in faith, knowing God’s got our back and trusting Him to close a door if we’ve opened the wrong one. but if we’re not opening doors, how can He close them?
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8 NIV)
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8 NIV)