Have you had anyone offer you a guarantee lately? Yesterday, I had someone give me an estimate on stretching the carpet in my house and he said his work comes with a lifetime guarantee. While that sounds impressive, I’ve been alive long enough to know the real guarantee he was offering me was only valid as long as his company remains in business and businesses come and go in this economy. So what kind of lifetime guarantee holds water? One that comes from God.
In Matthew 18:19 Jesus says, “I can guarantee again that if two of you agree on anything here on earth, my Father in heaven will accept it.” [God’s Word translation]. One thing is certain, God isn’t going anywhere. Revelation 1:8 says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 22:13 says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Bottom line, He’s been here since the beginning and He will always be. He isn’t going out of business so you can take His guarantee to the bank. You can count on it. To quote one of my favorite pastors, Charles Sineath, “God said it; I believe it; that settles it.”
So what are you asking God for today? Do you have others agreeing with you in prayer? God planted us in the Body of Christ because we need each other [Ecclesiastes 4:9-10]. He wants us to come together and help carry one another’s burdens to the cross [Mark 2:1-12]. We aren’t supposed to go it alone [Hebrews 10:24-25].
Who do you meet with? Who joins you in praying for your needs? If you don’t have a group of friends you can lean on to help you along the way, ask the Lord to help you form a group. We all need others to walk along beside us in this journey, holding us accountable and praying through things with us. He’s guaranteed to listen and respond when we come together in prayer. That would be reason enough to gather. Who will you reach out to today?