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Watching Over His Word
By Suzanne Leitz

I'm so glad the Lord watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). In Isaiah 55:11, God says, "So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void--without producing any effect, useless--but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." This means I don't have to strive to get God to answer my prayers, or worry that He may not have heard me. God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 6:18), and if He has made a promise to me in His Word, I can be assured that He will bring it to pass.

Many Christians lack this assurance. they feel their prayers are answered on the merit of the prayer itself, or on the merit of their own good deeds, or else they are unsure if what they prayed for is God's will. I John 5:14-15 is a tremendous reassurance to me:

14Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything  according to His will, He hears us. 15And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

That's so clear and plain and reassuring! If I ask according to God's Word, I can KNOW it WILL come to pass! God's not trying to withhold His blessing from us; He DESIRES that we appropriate them. That's why He told us plainly how to have our prayers answered II Chronicles 16:9a says,

9For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

As God's eyes are looking to and fro, I want them to stop with me as He says, "Hey! Here's somebody to whom I can show Myself strong."

OK. I know you saw the part about the person being blameless, and you thought, "No one can qualify." Well, if there's no person with a blameless heart, then God wouldn't even be looking for him or her. First of all, if you have received Jesus into your heart and He is truly Lord of your life, you are blameless in heart because of His blood which cleansed you from your sin. After that, if you sin, you can confess your sin and He will forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9).

And here is a very important point. Read what Jesus said in Mark 11:22-25:

22“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

Notice you must forgive. You MUST forgive (Matthew 6:12; Matthew 18:21, 35; Luke 6:37; Luke 17:3; 1 John 1:9; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13; Proverbs 17:9).

God does watch  over His Word to perform it on our behalf. Sure, we have a part to play. Our part is to put God first, to diligently seek Him. Hunger after His Word so that you delight in it and are eager to comply. I believe you do have a hunger, or else you wouldn't be reading this. Jesus said in Matthew 5:6 that those who hunger and thirst after righteousness WILL BE FILLED. His Word is filled with blessings for us. Having found them, we can pray for them to be manifest in our lives, KNOWING that they will, because it is HIS will.

© 2005 by Suzanne Leitz

Power Tools:

Jeremiah 1:12

Isaiah 55:11

Numbers 23:19

Hebrews 6:18

1 John 5:14-15

2 Chronicles 16:9a

1 John 1:9

Mark 11:22-25

Matthew 5:6

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