I love the meme that says, “Remember the days you prayed for what you have now.”
Wow. I find that so powerful!
We are so quick to forget aren’t we? I know I am! The challenges of our current reality often overshadow the depths of our previous longings. As humans we can get so overwhelmed in the present that we forget what God has provided in the past.
Just a few examples that come to mind:
-The exhausted pregnant mother who is sick as can be who previously prayed for a baby.
-The overwhelmed, successful, employee who previously prayed for a promotion.
-The frustrated individual arguing over where to eat dinner with his spouse who previously prayed for a mate.
I certainly don’t share those examples to shame or condemn. I’ve often found myself crying out to God in the present only to be reminded I prayed for the blessings I already have! I think some times we just need to take a step back, breathe deeply and once again thank God for hearing our prayers. God is so faithful to answer every prayer in the perfect way at the perfect time.
What are some things in your life that you had previously prayed for that have come to pass? Have you thanked God for these things?