Daniel Fast- day 11-Wed.

Day 11 –  John chapter 11

Even Now


“But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” John 11:22 (NIV)


As people, who like to be in control, we prefer things to be done on our time schedule and the way we want them done. If they don’t happen when or how we want them to, we tend to get frustrated, stressed, impatient, or at worst, we simply give up.


In John 11:17-27, Martha believed that God could do whatever Jesus asked of Him, but it wasn’t on her timetable, how or when she expected it to happen. Martha didn’t know that Jesus would raise her brother, Lazarus, from the dead after he had been in the tomb for four days. Yet, she still believed that Jesus was “the Christ, the Son of God…” (John 11:27). She did not question Jesus’ ability, but she put limits on what she believed, He was able to do.


Jesus could have prevented Lazarus from dying, but He waited for a greater purpose; so many others would believe He was the Son of God. Sometimes, most times, God’s plans involve many others, besides ourselves.  We, however, don’t see the others, because most times, all we can see is our agenda.


God is always in control and He always answers our prayers; it just might not be the answer we want or in the time frame we would like. But God’s plan is better than our own plan. Is your faith in your own agenda or in God’s? We are about at the halfway point of our 21 day fast.  Now, could be a time for you to be focused on your agenda and timetable, but wait on God.  He is up to something really big.  Be challenged to believe that God knows what is best for us and that He has perfect timing. God can do the impossible-even now.


One Response to “Daniel Fast- day 11-Wed.”

  1. Steve Nelson Says:

    I have spent the majority of my life putting my faith in my own agenda and timetable. But I have come to realize over the past few months and especially during this fast that I am not in control God is. This realization is so awesome and incredibly freeing. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us.

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