[ecko_quote source=" John 11:41"]Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.[/ecko_quote]
In this passage above, we see Lazarus was still in the tomb but Jesus started to thank the father in heaven for what He was about to do. Jesus was offering praise to the father before the miracle took place.
I am not sure about you but when I'm writing an email to a friend, I usually end up thanking them for what I’ve asked them to do. It's not out of disrespect to wait for their say on it but just a sign of faith. I know they will do what I've asked them. End of story. When I talk to my higher ups, I usually end up wanting to hear back on what they have to say even if its the smallest of things.
That's how we are sometimes in our prayers to God. We treat our father for who He is by say..."profession" (God Almighty) but he really is our father; our dad; our papa. So let's start treating God like He really is our papa.
This is Jesus showing us what faith in action looks like. I've always prayed on how thankful I am for the blessings I am yet to see and this meditation is only going to encourage me to do that even more.
To praise God in faith for the great and awesome things he is about to do and will continue to do in the days to come.