Devotion

Love Comes First
"In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." --- Jeremiah 29:12-13

God is at work delivering His answer to every earnest prayer you have prayed to Him and the prayers you may have forgotten. He is even answering the prayers you breathed because you were not able to say them with words. Every prayer is as important to Him right now just as it is to us in that moment when we release them into His care. If your spirit was heavy burdened when you prayed, expect to feel the burden lift before your answer comes! If you were anxious or confused when you prayed, expect peace and clarity to precede your answered prayers! If you were lonely, hurt, depressed, angry, or upset when you prayed, expect contentment and peace to precede your answered prayers! And if you were desperate when you prayed, expect hope and deliverance to precede your answered prayers! Why should you expect such love even before you receive the answers to your prayers? The reason is simple: Love responds to you first. Jesus is Love. While you may think that your immediate need is to have your prayers answered, Jesus knows that your immediate need is to have His love to comfort you and assure you that He is right there with you in your difficult time. It is more important that you know first how much He loves you even before for your needs are met. When you catch hold of this, you are at an advantage of learning that most times when you pray - the answer you are really asking for is - Jesus.  Jesus is Love.

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