by | Aug 7, 2023 | Acceptance, amen

“For all the promises of God, find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”

(2 Corinthians 1:20 ESV)

“Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider say ‘Amen’ to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying?”

(1 Corinthians 14:16 ESV)

Have you ever thought about that simple little word? Amen. We all have probably said it at one time or another. 

According to Brittanica, it means: 

An expression of agreement, confirmation, or desire used in worship by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The basic meaning of the Semitic root from which it is derived is “firm,” “fixed,” or “sure,” and the related Hebrew verb also means “to be reliable” and “to be trusted.” The Greek Old Testament usually translates amen as “so be it”; in the English Bible, it has frequently been rendered as “verily,” or “truly.”

It’s such a small word to have so many definitions. I like the Greek translation: so be it. That has the ring of finality to it. So be it. Kind of sounds final to me. 

So when I pray, and I say amen, I am saying so be it. It is settled. Firm or fixed. It makes me know my prayers are being heard and answered. I like that thought. 

Oh, I know God hears my prayers. He has even answered a lot of them. But some haven’t been answered. Some that I have been waiting on for years. But I haven’t given up on them. Amen! So be it! 

Don’t give up on what you have been praying about. God will get to it when the time is right. 

Have a blessed day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2PrayerMinistries
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