Over the past few weeks, the Lord took me on a little venture through some prayers. As usual, there were some things that I desperately needed God to help me with. I needed financial miracles mostly. I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to turn those fears into prayers of petition and confident decrees. The very first answered prayer came in only a couple of hours. I had no clue how we were going to eat dinner and I had nothing. I prayed and asked God to send some money for dinner since He had clearly promised to be our provider through this faith walk. Within 2 hours a donation came through and I was able to get dinner for the kids and myself.
You can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
~ Mark 11:24
On a different day, I needed money to cover our room. It was the night before the money was due and I prayed before I went to bed. I asked God to let it be like Christmas morning to a child and that I would wake up to the money I needed for shelter in the morning. After that prayer, I went to sleep and sure enough, I woke up to the exact amount of money that I needed to cover our room, sent as a ‘love gift’ donation. I had a couple more ‘Christmas’ like experiences in prayer miracles. Our food supply was getting really low and I really needed to replenish. So before I went to sleep, I asked God to do it again and send us grocery money to wake up to. The next morning, when I woke up, I saw a fresh donation was sent through someone who listened to God’s heart and we were able to buy the food that we needed.
But as for me, I will look expectantly for the Lord and with confidence in Him
I will keep watch; I will wait [with confident expectation] for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me. ~ Micah 7:7 Amp
By this time I felt the Lord encouraging me to believe for bigger. I asked Him to send us double what we needed to cover our room and once again He sent a miracle overnight! During these times, when fear would raise its head, I would decree that the prayers were done and I would thank God in advance. I always asked the Lord to lead my heart so that I was in line with what He had planned to give too. In order to believe in your prayers, you have to have a sense of expectation and excitement. To pray with expectation means to pray full with Hope! It is a beautiful thing to press into the wings of hope and fly above fear.
A Greek meaning of Hope is ‘elpís’ and it means to anticipate, welcome, and expect.
Hope in His Heart! Since God so intricately designed you to have hopes, dreams, desires and even specific personality traits, then it is clear that He is truly a Father who cares about even the smallest details. There were many more prayers that God answered for me over the past several weeks, some of which were just little personal things. If it matters to you, then it matters to Him! Even as I was writing this message, I had been praying for about an hour that God would send us money to eat dinner. Just now God answered my prayers for help by sending us a little money for dinner. We really never have to be afraid if we are looking up to God as our Hope.
Last night I had a dream that I was in a park that was lit up with Christmas lights.
In that dream, the Lord spoke these 7 words to me,
“Trust in who I am for you”
I encourage you today to take anything that is troubling you and turn it around into a prophetic expectation of hope. Even pray for the opposite of fear and rest in the outcome. God adores you! He really does love to answer your heart. I had so many things that I was afraid of, like not having money for our room or to be able to eat, etc. Instead of letting those fears control my thoughts, I chose to rest in hope and believe that God wanted to honor my hopes into fulfillment. Though the troubles come and go, we can always be content to know that God is always good and He is always willing to help.
To those that God has used to be a lifeline for our family, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have helped me to experience the Father’s heart for us and in return, we have been shedding fears and worries along the way. God bless you!
Dannette and kids