2 Corinthians 1:20-22New Living Translation (NLT)
20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.
21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, 22 and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.
Today we discuss and pray about our situations and God’s solutions.
1) When we pray – God says “yes.”
We have fears that we think our prayers may go unheard or unanswered
But God promises to answer our prayers – but sometimes in ways we don’t expect. We can trust HIM.
4 Ways in which God says “yes” or answers our prayers:
A. When all is right, God says “let’s go.”
B. When the timing is off, God says “slow.”
C. When we may need God to work more in our life, God says “Grow.”
D. God may also say, “let me answer this prayer, but in my way.” He says “Woa.”
2) When we pray – we say “Amen”
Amen = “may it be” or “so be it.”
When God says “let’s go,” we say “so be it.”
When God says, “slow,” we say “so be it.”
When God says “grow,” we say “so be it.”
When God says “Woa,” we say “so be it.”
How can we do this – For the Glory of God!
Thought: God’s glory is more important than our agenda.
God has given us these added promises making it all possible: (v.21)
- He enables us to stand firm in Christ.
- He has commissioned us.
- He has identified us as his own through the Holy Spirit
- It’s the Holy Spirit’s presence in our life that is the guarantee of all the He has promised us.