“…and when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? From their sons, or from strangers? Peter said to Him, From strangers. Jesus said to him, Then truly the sons are free. But lest we should offend them, go to the sea and cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. And when you have opened its mouth, you shall find a stater; take that, and give it to them for Me and you. …” © Matt 17:25-27, MKJV italics and emphasis mine
Back in school days we used to have a bold large statement on the front page of exam paper that said “Failure to Follow Instructions will Lead to Loss of Marks”. You could have the right answer but having not followed the instructions, you lose the marks. When we pray (ask) God for a miracle (answer, provision, intervention)—He, God, responds with an instructions…take heed to the instruction He gives.
Many are times we pray and quickly leave God’s presence expecting Him to somewhat miraculous, magically answer our prayers. Beloved, it does not work that way, your answers lies in your ability to wait upon Him, hear, understand and follow (do) the specific instruction(s) He gives you after you have petitioned of Him.
Tim J Kyara
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