My mother was ill, and in and out of the hospital during most of year 2008, and early 2009, and her condition really sapped us to the hilt. Early one morning, I got a phone call from home (Nigeria) that she was ‘about to die’. Unfortunately, I couldn’t join other members of our family to witness her ‘final moments on earth’ and ‘bid her farewell’.
And to compound my problem, I couldn’t send enough money home to assist in taking care of her, and that really pained me. All I could do was to pray, albeit incoherently, babbling on and on most of the time. While praying one afternoon, I was prompted in the Spirit to be specific with God if I wanted Him to answer my prayer (Matthew 6:7 NIV).
Instantly, I said “Lord, heal my mum, and free her from further hospital admissions”. I was also prompted in the Spirit to pray for her via telephone, and I did, with the help of Dr. Abiodun Olusola on the other side in Nigeria. Other people prayed too, and she bounced back to life fully in the end. She has enjoyed reasonable health, and had no hospital admission since then. She will be 88 years old on the 14th of this month (April 2017). I was specific with God, and He answered my prayer!
Many people in the Bible were specific with God like I did, and He answered them. A good example was Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52), and Jesus gave him his sight. Jabez was specific with Him as well (1 Chronicles 4:10), and He blessed him beyond measure. Ditto Hannah (1 Samuel 1:11), and He gave her Samuel, a top Prophet. Etc. You too should be specific with Him, and your prayers will be answered.
Please remember “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss…” (James 4:3). So, if your health is poor at present, pray to God about it, be specific too, and He will heal you (Jeremiah 30:17). And if your work is not doing well lately, pray to Him about it, be specific also, and He will fix it because He is interested in your prosperity (Psalm 35:27).
Are you addicted to certain things, and you cannot break away from them? If you are, then pray to God about them right now, be specific as well, and He will deliver you, deal with your enemies, and save your children on top (Isaiah 49:24-25).
Please pray to God regarding all your worries today; be specific about them, and He will handle them one by one through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). That is why you must accept Him (Jesus Christ) into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour. That is, you must be born again.
Friends, are you born again? if you are, well done! But if you are not, kindly, confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9); i.e., you will become born again. It is after doing this that you can confidently ask God for anything, and He will do it, in Jesus’ name (John 16:23). Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu