Beyond my reach

Years ago I simply said YES to God when he asked me to write for him. Since I had been a newspaper reporter, I figured I would write articles. I never imagined I would write a book. Smart people wrote books . . . and those books had many pages, whereas I only wrote short pieces.
Fast forward three years to the release of my first books . . . and now my twenty-fourth book will be released next month–all traditionally published.
Crazy beyond-my-expectations answers to prayer.
Hezekiah experienced the same thing. God had told him through the prophet Isaiah to get his house in order because his illness would lead to death.
The king prayed, “Now, O Lord, please remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight” (2 Kings 20:3). And he wept “bitterly.”
The prophet Isaiah had been with the king for that prayer and started to leave the king’s palace when God told him to turn around and tell Hezekiah, “I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you.”
Hezekiah had simply prayed that he would be remembered with integrity. He didn’t pray that God would heal him. Instead, God added fifteen years to Hezekiah’s life.
God’s response often exceeds our prayers. So, instead of praying “small,” as one song would suggest, pray BIG!
Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event.
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