God is Spirit (Jn. 4:24). Therefore He has no shape. God is also Omnipresent (Jer.23:24). But He is not visible to human eyes. Though He is invisible, He is a living person. God is a Living Reality.
If no one has seen God at any time (Jn1 :18), then how can we be sure of His existence? The Bible says that Jesus Christ the Son of God came into the world to reveal God to man. Jesus Christ of Nazereth was God inhuman form (1 Jn. 1:1-3). He came to the world to call man back to fellowship with God which man lost in the Garden of Eden. After his death and resurrection and ascension, the Holy Spirit who is the third person in the Trinity is at work in the world to day. He too is invisible human eyes.
But as never before, God is at work in the world today. He is working as a prayer answering God. That is one of His names (Ps.65:2).
Because it is His very nature to answer prayers, He asked us to pray. “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro through out the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him” (2 Chr. 16:9). God wants to show Himself as Almighty to the world. This He does through them whose eyes are fixed on Him.
As we read the Bible there are many promises pertaining to prayer.
Jer.33:3 “Call upon me and I will answer you and I will tell you great and mighty things which you do not know.”
Ps.50:15 “Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will rescue you and you will honor me. It is God Himself who has given us these promises. He is the initiator. He did not decide to answer prayer after the trouble-filled man went to Him for help. He invites people to come to Him with their problems.
Just imagine that God did not give us these promises. Who can ever persuade Him to make a promise? No man ever can do it. But now all the promises of God are based on His unchanging, loving heart. These promises are the expressions of His gracious heart. And if He promised any thing, any where, we can be doubly sure that He will fulfill it at any cost. Otherwise God would be the greatest deceiver. No. Never, What He promised He will surely perform. Otherwise He would not have promised at all!
Ps.138:2(b) “for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” If there is anything which God honors, it is His Word. God honors His Word more than He honors His own person. So you can be absolutely sure that the Bible is true to the core!
The Scripture says that there is nothing impossible to Him (Gen. 18:14; Jer.32:27). But the very same Scripture says that there are certain things which He cannot do. 2 Tim. 2:13 “…for He cannot deny Himself” Heb. 6:18 “…it is impossible for God to lie…”
This truth may be put in slightly different words. We may say that God has a ‘weakness’. His ‘weakness’ is that He can not tell a lie. Yes, indeed, His ‘weakness’ is His Strength! He can not lie; He will not lie. His promises are always sure. He can always be trusted.
What a glory! The One Who cannot lie, has promised that He would answer prayers. Beloved, let us go to Him in times of trouble. And let us go to Him when every thing is well with us. Let us learn from experience that God is a prayer answering God.
There are millions of people around the world who have known this prayer answering God. Many books are written proving that He answers prayers. May we go to Him in prayer and experience it daily in our lives. To His Name be all glory. Amen.