Amen

  • Oct. 9, 2014
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Recently my friend Nicole shared that her five-year-old, after saying her nighttime prayers, turned and asked ...

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Recently my friend Nicole shared that her five-year-old, after saying her nighttime prayers, turned and asked, “Mommy, is saying Amen the same thing as saying we’re done?” Nicole had to think a moment, but then she smiled and said, “Sweetheart, I guess so.” And she’s right. It’s a precious privilege to be able to go to God with our requests, but if we place before him our need and then pronounce “Amen,” we need to consider it done. It’s in the Lord’s hands. We’ve given that problem to him and he will take care of it. There’s no more cause for worry, fear, or anxiety. Sadly, though, we often go back to the throne and try to wrench that need out of God’s hands. We want to mull it over; stew over it or worry about it. But “Amen” means “so be it” or “it is finished.” So if today you have brought a petition before the Lord, say Amen and leave it there!

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