Brag on God Friday
I'm so glad you are here! I hope during your visit you get a glimpse of God's heart for we become what we are gazing at. I pray that God refreshes you and gives you readiness to persevere in what He has for you today.
My desire is to be a blessing to you in helping you know God more and make Him known so I've made these Resources available to you and have the Missional Living blog tab for practical ideas of how to live on mission right where you are. And currently I am writing my way through Judges sharing glimpses of God's heart and character for a weekday devotional. To check out the entire series so far head on over the the Judges Devotional.
"So the woman ran quickly and told her husband, "Behold, the man who came the other day has appeared to me." Judges 13:10
Ok, I bet this was just so cute! I wish we knew how old Samson's mom was at this point, but since she couldn't have kids I bet she wasn't super young. So can you imagine this? Jesus shows up (that seems to keep happening in Judges) after Manoah prayed for him to come back (not knowing it was Jesus). He appears again to her and she excitedly runs off. I bet this brought a smile to his face.
This reminds me of two other similar situations:
1. Acts 12 tells about Peter being led out of prison by the angel. This is just awesome because it was on the Jewish holiday of unleavened bread when they remember how God brought them out of slavery and here God is giving them a living analogy by bringing Peter out of prison. Isn't God just amazing in His timing! So as Peter follows the angel to Mary's house late at night, they are up late praying for him and sweet little Rhoda answers the door. She is so shocked she slams the door in his face and runs off to tell everyone. I wonder if her and Samson's mama have ever compared running off stories and laughed about them in heaven?
2. In Genesis 18 it talks about a 99 year old man running to serve Jesus, again without knowing who He was. Sure seems like people do a whole lot of running around like crazy people when Jesus shows up.
Well, when we get to see the Lord answer prayer it causes a deep joy and excitement. So really what a gift that He lets us partner with Him in changing lives through prayer. So who knows, whatever the Lord has put on you're heart to pray about, you just might be in the anticipation zone just like Samson's mama and Rhoda. Just going about daily life, doing what you do and God is just about to answer. Who knows, so might as well enjoy the season of anticipating how God is going to show off.
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