Stirred from my sleep by a brightly colored dream, I managed to focus on the pictures running through my head. I knew the Lord was trying to answer my quiet prayer before bed, “How do you want me to pray for my child? What promise from Scripture do you want me to hold onto and pray during this time?”
I saw the wind of the Spirit blowing the pages of a photo album, turning each page slowly enough for me to grasp that they contained photos of all the answered prayers I had prayed in the past for this particular son. The colors in each photo were alive and radiant and I knew, as only you can in a dream, that I was to review and re-pray each promise for the current situation.
In the midst of this prayer adventure, the last part of Hebrews 10:23 jumped off the Scripture page at me. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (italics added).
I felt such relief. My faith wasn’t what was going to see these promises fulfilled—God’s faith would. He is full of faith (faithful), while I am often half empty in the faith department. My responsibility is simply to pray the promise of Scripture, and in the praying my faith increases. I’m not responsible to keep the promise—that’s the Lord’s job, not mine.
My spiritual scrapbook
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for a God who is full of faith and keeps his promises. I have a spiritual scrapbook to prove it.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with opportunities to build a spiritual legacy with your family and friends.
To mimic a popular commercial, “What’s in your spiritual scrapbook?” (Really, I’d like to know. Share your remarks by clicking on the green “Comment” below.)
What is a Spiritual Legacy?