The Prophet’s Struggle

Let us muse today from Amos 7:1-7 and the struggles of Amos. Every preacher who is worth his salt has struggled. In verses 1-3 I see the first signs of Amos struggles with God. The Lord told Amos He would send the locusts to devour the fields. Surely Amos  being a farmer himself was struck with the burden to pray when he heard what was coming. He began to struggle with God in prayer and God’s stayed His hand and did not send the locusts. It is here that Amos joined the family of the great intercessor of the Bible. Let us not think God has changed his mind. The Bible says God changes not. I believe through intercessory prayer Amos found out what God wanted to do and enter into God’s will in prayer. Let us be careful in making our wants and wishes known to God. Let us instead lift up the blank slate to find out what God wants and what God wishes are. We can be assured when we do this the answer from God will be yes in answer to our request.

Author: tomgilliam

An Evangelist preaching the gospel, line upon line, precept upon precept, with enthusiam.

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