Judges 15:18-18 (gw)
I’ve been talking more frequently about the power of prayer and the results of having ongoing communication and intimacy with the Lord. Truthfully, I haven’t necessarily always believed in the power of prayer. I’ve spent a lot of time doubting that God was listening; wondering if He could even hear me?
But the more I dug into the Word, the more examples He provided me that encouraged me to continue being faithful and strengthening my belief and trust in Him. Today’s scripture is one of those examples.
Sampson talked to the Lord as a friend; a friend He trusted. Do you ever think of praying as talking to the Lord? In theory, I do. But in reality, I often make prayer so much more complicated than that. Sampson didn’t. He spoke (prayed) to the Lord in the same manor that he would talk to a friend. He was clear about what he needed, and he asked for it in faith. And the Lord responded.
What if he’d asked without believing? Without having faith that the Lord could hear him? Who knows if the response would have been the same. But what we do know is that when believers speak to the Lord in faith, He acts.
Do you struggle to find your voice in prayer? Is this something you take too seriously, or try to hard to “get right”? How can you begin to look at prayer as a conversation with the Lord?
Ask the Lord to fill you with faith and trust in Him as you humbly approach Him in conversation.