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Thursday, April 09 2009

Be Specific!


One of the things the Holy Spirit has been putting in front of me and the people I am around recently is to tell others to be specific when talking and praying to God.  Be specific about what you are asking God for, i.e. be detailed.  From the beginning of time, God has been a very detailed God.  If you don’t think so then read the book of Numbers.  I really don’t care for that book, yet I have read some of it.  While doing so, the Holy Spirit placed on my heart that those people had names just like I had a name and they were just as real as I was.  He let me know I am to honor that book just as much as any because it was in the Bible for a reason.  That really brought it home for me.  As recorded in the Old Testament, Jesus also was a very individual God.  He went from person to person to person helping with specific needs, wants and desires.


WE are only humans and I am afraid that we are a fallen, sinful lot of people who need desperately a SAV-YOUR.  BUT!  We have someone who will come into our little pitiful lives and help us.  Some people would say you can’t or shouldn’t pray to God about things too small.  They feel like God is too important to bother with such small things.  That is not the Father I have come to love and adore.  He still loves me after all of the years I have prayed, fasted and offered (money) from the smallest of things (sick animals) to the largest of things (the healing of stroke victims).  I have been specific in what I have prayed for in order to target very genuine, specific things.  The miracles that have taken place in this ministry are truly divine.  But, our hearts were right, our motives were pure and we believed it was God’s will, through Jesus Christ our Savior, to pray for things.  Some of the things prayed for ranged from who was going to design the website to asking the Lord to move against a deadly illness.  The Holy Spirit moved through us and performed God’s will.  It has truly been miraculous.


WE have a very detailed, specific God who wants to help us but He requires our obedience.  A lot of us don’t believe He cares about the small stuff.  We don’t give Him the credit, love or devotion He deserves, so maybe that is why we feel we cannot ask of Him specific things. 


So, when you are praying to God, no matter what it is about, be specific and be detailed.  There might be some who say you can’t do that.  They are wrong.  I have proof and I am telling you to be specific.  Write down what you pray to God about so you will have a record of it.  In that way you won’t forget what exactly you asked of Him.  Then get up, shut up and watch the Holy Spirit move.  He will get you an answer, even if it is not the one you are looking for.  But, don’t be misguided; you still can’t name and claim anything you want.  Pray the Father’s will.  How do you do that?  You have to get to know the Father so you will know what His will is so you won’t ask amiss. 


We serve a detailed God who knows the very hairs on each of our heads.  I mean, come on.  We each have a different thumbprint!  Do you think that is just happenstance?  But, be careful what you ask for cause you just might get it.  Learn to be specific in your prayers.  We have a detailed God who dots every “i” and crosses every “t.”  If you don’t think so, then you don’t know what you are missing...and maybe you don't know you're Father as much as you think you do.


God bless you,






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