How to Recognize your Blessing
Gen 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
Recently I had an intoxicated man approach me at Prayer Stop. Well let’s rephrase that, a very obnoxious drunk to be honest. He started off by asking me for help with rehabilitation and then we prayed for him. As we were ministering to him my friend drove up who is a manager for a men’s rehabilitation program that helps men overcome addictions. My friend gave him his business card telling him that he has to make the call. And the man through it down on the ground saying we didn’t understand what he needed. So when he wasn’t looking I stuck a bible and the card in his bag.
It was very evident that he did not recognize his answered prayer and also how quickly Jesus had answered the prayer. It was amazing to be honest. But this is not uncommon I had a homeless man that wanted a home, he later told me that a friend took him in and gave him a bedroom in his house. But I somehow felt as though he didn’t consider this a home.
One time I asked the Lord if he could help me get back to California to visit my parent’s, times were tight so I needed some help. The Lord told me “The last time you asked me that J_ _ called and offered to buy you airfare, and you turned him down.” I have to admit it was because of pride. Two weeks later my friend who I hadn’t spoken with in over a year called me and asked if I would come out and stay with him for a week and offered to pay the airfare and let me use one of his cars. This time I said “Thank you.” I could go on and tell many other times this has happened.
The point of all this is that God never really meets your request the way you think He should. But when you pray for something ask the Lord for understanding when it comes to you so that your heart can recognize your answered prayer and that your pride does not get in the way.
You see how Abraham’s servant reacted to his prayer being answered? He was Thankful.
Gen 24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and
worshipped the LORD.
He was Thankful and Thankfulness will keep the blessings
But this wasn’t the end of the prayer, do you remember two generations later the angel that smote Jacob’s thigh?
Gen 32:24-25 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled
a man with him until the breaking of the day.
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
This was a mark given to Jacob that he had indeed inherited Abraham’s blessing, God doesn’t forget, and He won’t forget you. And please for your sake be Thankful.
He is “Di ou ta panta”