I had never imagined my reaction to be this way to my lifelong prayers being answered. Even as I write, I’m joyfully laughing at how my reaction was nothing like I expected. All those years I had sought God to use my son, and all the times I'd prayed for God to open a door of ministry for me, did I not expect God to answer? Well of course I did. But now seeing how God seemed to miraculously make all the answers to my prayers seamlessly come together all at once has me completely awestruck! Now that ministry has dropped in my lap and my son is being used mightily of God, I feel frozen, as if this door cannot truly be open this wide so it must be an illusion. Why should I be so surprised? Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Genesis 18:14 Is any thing to hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
God reminded me of Abraham and Sarah’s responses when God swung the door wide open on their lifelong prayers in Genesis chapters 17 and 18. In Genesis 17 God makes a covenant with Abraham and begins to pour out His blessings upon Abraham and his seed. Abraham’s response in Genesis 17:17 I’m sure is not how Abraham expected to react when God finally opened the door to his prayer to have a son with his wife Sarah. "Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old bear?" And Sarah’s response to the same open door we find in Genesis 18:12. "Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have the pleasure, my lord being old also? "
The answer to the questions I found myself asking was found right there in the beginning of Genesis 18:14 “Is anything to hard for the Lord?” My answer to my question is actually found in God’s question to me. And my answer is “No! Nothing is to hard for the Lord!” Now is God’s appointed time and once He opens that door for you, He will equip you for whatever it is He has brought you to!
So, I am going to run through this door! I’m going to grab everything that is on the other side of this open door because I know that only God could open it at His appointed time and that means it is the right time! I’m going to shout and praise Him for this victory as I run through this open door because I cannot wait to see what is on the other side!
*All Scripture King James Version of the Holy Bible; public domain.
Amy Cormier is dedicated to her work for the Kingdom of God. She, her husband, Joshua, and their three children, Tayton, Jaci, and Ty, reside in Lake Charles, LA and have attended Livingway Pentecostal Church since the Lord led their family there as new converts in January 2013. When God filled Amy with His Spirit, He set a fire in her that has grown more consuming with the passing of time. Her love for God shines through her commitment to the spiritual and her hunger for His Word, and her love for His people is most evident in her burden for children and young adults. God has used her to minister to youth through bus ministry, Sunday school, and Bible studies, but Amy’s zeal for God is also apparent in her contributions to an adult small group and in her work as a real estate agent. “The thing I love most about my career is it allows me to reach others outside of the church.” Now, Amy takes on a new challenge, sharing her affection for the Kingdom, through writing.