Friends with God (2)

12 April 2019
‘“I know you by name and you have found favour with me.’”

Yesterday we started to look at how Moses could talk with God like a friend, saying what he truly felt and thought. That’s how God wanted it to be. When Moses said, ‘You have been telling me, “Lead these people”…You have said, “I know you by name and you have found favour with me”’ (v.12), he was mirroring back to God what God had just said to him. He was reminding God of His own words. The truth is, God wants us to remember His promises and speak them in prayer. Not because He needs reminding, but because we do. All His promises will be fulfilled – even if it doesn’t seem like God’s doing anything, and even if the timing is different from what we expected. Joshua said to the Israelites: ‘You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed’ (Joshua 23:14 NIV). And we can say the same. God’s promises will not fail us. When we speak out God’s promises in prayer, we’re praying in His will. So when we’re facing challenging circumstances, we need to be memorising Scriptures that relate to our situations and feelings. Then we can include them in our prayer times. For example, we can pray, ‘Lord, You said whatever I ask for in prayer, believing that I have received it, You will do it for me’ (see Mark 11:24). That’s one of God’s promises, and by speaking it out we can increase our faith. The more we learn of God’s Word, the more our prayer time will line up with His will and the closer our friendship with Him will be.



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