How many times have we had a situation in our life….a problem that we need an answer to and we take it to God in Prayer…. asking for an answer?
THAT is what we need to do of course.
Does God answer?
Of Course He does!!
The problem is ….we are not paying attention when He does answer. We are either wallowing in our own self-pity….. or too busy with other things to listen…. really…. LISTEN to
what He tells us!
Just like the Disciples at the Last Supper. Jesus said…. there was one that would betray Him….and of course the Disciples all asked Him who it was. Jesus told them…. it is he who I will
give this piece of bread to after I have dipped it!
How did they miss THAT???
You would think they would be watching every move He made with that piece of bread….. and yet… they still didnt get the answer to their question!
How many times do we miss the obvious like the Disciples did with Judas?
When we pray…. we need to EXPECT Him to answer…and watch…and listen… because He will ALWAYS answer us.!
After Jesus had said these things, He was troubled (disturbed, agitated) in spirit and said, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, one of you will deliver Me up [one of you will be false to Me and betray Me]!
22 The disciples kept looking at one another, puzzled as to whom He could mean.
23 One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved [whom He esteemed and delighted in], was reclining [next to Him] on Jesus’ bosom.
24 So Simon Peter motioned to him to ask of whom He was speaking.
25 Then leaning back against Jesus’ breast, he asked Him, Lord, who is it?
26 Jesus answered, It is the one to whom I am going to give this morsel (bit) of food after I have dipped it. So when He had dipped the morsel of bread [into the dish], He gave it to Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son.
27 Then after [he had taken] the bit of food, Satan entered into and took possession of [Judas]. Jesus said to him, What you are going to do, do more swiftly than you seem to intend and make quick work of it.
28 But nobody reclining at the table knew why He spoke to him or what He meant by telling him this.
29 Some thought that, since Judas had the money box (the purse), Jesus was telling him, Buy what we need for the Festival, or that he should give something to the poor.