Acts 12:13-14 – Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, "Peter is at the door!"
Rhoda goes to answer the door. She is being disturbed from a prayer meeting called for Peter who is in prison. She asks who is at the door and Peter says it is himself. She's so flustered she goes back to the group to tell them Peter claims to be on the other side of the door but forgets to let Peter in. Is the answer to your prayer knocking at your door and you refuse to let it in?
We are invited to take it to the Lord in prayer, whatever the concern may be, but maybe we don't follow through. Maybe the next step is to live as though the answer were at our door, just knocking to get in. Maybe we should see ourselves as instruments in the answering of the prayers we bring before God.
Go ahead. Open the door. Peter may be waiting for you.
Prayer: God, we thank you for the privilege of prayer. We thank you that you are just a prayer away and that you promise to hear and answer. Speak to us in the stillness and help us to look confidently for the answers you give as we continue to pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.