...but in every situation, by prayer and petition, and with giving thanks unto God, present your request to Him. | Philippians 4:6
Last night as I was driving on the freeway I was talking to the Lord about a personal thing that I wanted His assistance with. We all know that we can naturally do things to get things along, but there are some things that are mandatory for the hand of God to be involved in. My situation required His mandatory assistance; nothing bad but I just want God's help in the matter! Anyway, as I was asking for God's assistance, The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, "put a prayer on it." Huh? Put a prayer on it? I said to myself. Now I totally understood what the Lord was saying to me, but I'm learning to WAIT for God to give me the revelation behind what He speaks to me.
It might sound strange to some; but when I heard the Lord say "put a prayer on it", it instantly reminded me of the very popular song by Beyonce titled, "Put A Ring On It". Now if you've read anything about Jesus, He loves using metaphors! and He gave me one from this song. One of the main verses from the tune says, "If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it.". Although the lyrics to Beyonce's song are fast and catchy, she was sending a bigger message that went beyond the dancing and beats. Her singing about a ring was sending a message to a man(or men) that she wanted PHYSICAL evidence that she belonged to someone. A ring causes people to know that you are seriously involved with someone. It lets people know that you are loved and that you are officially off the market; and if you have been dating someone for a loooong amount of time, I'm quite sure you want a "security blanket"(i.e. ring)!
Just as a ring secures or solidifies a relationship, PRAYER secures what you and I are believing God for! And to make it even more plain: prayer is like giving a security deposit to God; and faith takes care of the remaining balance!
Now as I was writing my notes in my phone regarding this message, the Lord really had "security blanket" to hit my heart rather strong, so I went to do some research on it. It blew my mind with what I read! Wikipedia describes a security blanket as a comfort object, TRANSITIONAL object, or an item used to provide PSYCHOLOGICAL COMFORT, especially in UNUSUAL OR UNIQUE situations. Wow! Now look at this. The bible declares that when we pray we are to BELIEVE God for what we are asking Him for, and therefore, we will have it! Mark 11:24. Believing is another term for faith. Like a security blanket, our faith is what provides us "psychological comfort" during those "unusual" or trying moments when we are waiting on the manifestations of our prayers. Those moments are called our transitional moments where we go from substance(faith) to evidence.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of the things not seen." Hebrews 11:1.
Know that the Lord is wanting us to make our request known unto Him so that He can answer us. | Philippians 4:6.
Put a prayer on it!