Saturday, April 26, 2014

Give thanks for answered prayer

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. My strength and my courage is the Lord, an he has been my savior.  
The joyful shout of victory in the tents of the just."  (Psalm 118: 1, 14-15)

The pure joy of answered prayer is unbelievable.  Have you experienced it?  Keeping a list of answered prayers could provide a strategic shield in the next warfare which is just round the corner.  It occurred to me recently that the reason why I forget answered prayers is that I do not sufficiently etch them into my memory.  I keep daily journal to be sure and have done so for a longtime.  But journals and diaries could be like books stacked on the bookcase gathering dust.   The written word has been called a dead letter.  The living word is the one in your heart that you can use here and now.  That word that makes you leap up and dance.  That is what I want the list of answered prayer to do for me.  I want to dance with every answered prayer.

But how do I accomplish this?  I will from hence forth celebrate every answered prayer.  I placed an order on Amazon for a bell after searching for one in vain in the Houston area.  I received the bell with joy some days ago.  Once I have a prayer answered, I will ring the bell and dance around my apartment singing a praise song to God.  This I hope will reinforce the journal entry and makes forgetfulness more difficult.  I hope it works.  I will ring the bell not just for the big favors.  Small, medium and big favors will all be celebrated with the chiming of the bell.

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