This very morning my heart cries out while I anticipate and patiently wait for results of my prayers which only comes from a loving God. Postive results are awaiting for the faithful and the one whose heart is right with God. Let me make it perfectly clear, GOD IS FAITHFUL!
As we pray we must ask in faith just as we must always patiently anticipate the results of our prayer. May you be encouragement as we look into the Word of God regarding our Faith and Prayer, which moves God BUT only God can move mountains.
Today’s thoughts are a bit lengthy but when we combine faith and prayer we must come to an understanding the workings of both prayer and faith.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matt. 21: 22”
- Are we asking, praying?
- Are we asking, praying like we should?
When you pray fervently, earnestly, desiring from your heart you will receive; the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will birth within you those burning desires for you during (asking) praying in faith (believing) – you will receive the very answer you prayed for.
His will from within. Do you realize, Faith is a faith that realizes, a certainty that takes hold. My prayer is that people’s faith does not fail them – for when faith is broken down, the foundation of spiritual life give way.
In 2nd Peter we see that faith is the very basis or foundation on which other things were to be built. Here we see the necessity to build onto the faith we have thru Prayer.
FAITH comes by hearing, reading and studying The WORD of GOD. When faith is increased through His Word, we WILL see it being accomplished, through PRAYER so let’s feed our PRAYER with FAITH. Faith is kept alive thru constant Prayer and His Word.
Faith is obedient – obedience helps faith and faith helps obedience. Faith acts. Faith centers itself on Christ’s abilities to do; a brokenness in prayer of our-self and complete trust in the work of Jesus Christ, Him crucified, His resurrection and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us as a believer. The just, the believer, “shall live by faith” and faith is not belief in ourself but found only in Christ.
Allow these scriptures to be placed deep within your heart…
Romans 12:2, “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Colossians 3:3, “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Die out to Christ daily that of all self and in our own abilities, and trust by faith in the work of Jesus in us.
As stated in Matthew 6:25-34. Here is a summary – All our treasures are by faith in Christ Jesus. His righteousness made in us; the Father, the Son and the working of the Holy Spirit, working in us and through us. We are not to worry, never to worry for the Holy Spirit is working out the will of the Father, for it must never be I. It must not be my will, but God’s will from within, working out.
When faith is called upon, so often there is a time of patience before God – God’s seemingly delays in answered prayer. True faith does not grow disheartened when not answered immediately; faith takes God at His Word and waits patiently on God to fulfill His purpose and His work.
So, let me say, pray on, wait on. You cannot fail for delay is often the test and the strength of faith. When patience is placed on your faith, than faith gathers strength by waiting and praying.
Faith dispels all undue anxiety and needless care about today and tomorrow, for true faith in Jesus Christ is faith in the present.
Yes, perfect peace in the mind and heart. When praying, focus on the present, for tomorrow will take care of itself.
In other words, trust God for today, for the future belongs to God. Prayer is the duty which is needed daily, yes, daily prayer for daily needs, reoccurring daily.
Faith sees the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior which deals with God’s Word, is energized and inspired by the cleansing of His Spirit.
We are to rest on His promises. To the believer the work is done, complete and finished. Perfect Faith has what perfect prayer asks for. For faith is not an aimless act of the soul, but a looking to God and a resting upon his promises.
In comparison, just as love and hope have always an objective, so also faith. Remember, faith does not just believe anything but it believes God for everything, resting, trusting in His Word.
Faith needs to be cultivated and increased by exercise, by being put into use, nourished by trials, test, and tribulations.
Faith grows by reading and meditating upon the Word of God allowing for the Word to penetrate our mind and take root in our hearts. and so we can add that real faith in God is faith which keeps me in perfect peace, about the things of earth and the things of heaven.
Do you know that God will directly answer your prayers, those things you ask for, and give you peace, today, a NOW God?
Let me encourage you to put God in all your thoughts so that we may not sin against Him.
By grace we are saved through faith and by faith we stay saved.
Another way to see this is; we have faith, that when the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, and we ask for God’s forgiveness through prayer that He is merciful and just to forgive us of our sin. Through this we see prayer introduces us to a life of faith.
Prayer is absolutely dependent upon faith. Do you know that God is able and willing to bless? Faith rests its case on those that diligently seek Him.
Jesus Christ clearly taught that faith was and is the condition on which prayer is answered. Trust is built in times of prayer, the meeting room with God. “Have faith in God”
This is trust and is formed from the very foundation of prayer. Yes, the background of answered prayer is a trust in God.
It is my hope that you will reach out to God in prayer, out of a desire to know Him in a deeper, personal way; for desire and prayer go hand and hand. Desire precedes prayer.
Let me add, the deeper one desire, the stronger the prayer. Desire is silent, that is to say, unheard from the heart and our very soul. Where true prayer is spoken, it will come out of the desire of the innermost being.
Earnestly seeking God for a matter is that of desire coming, being birthed through that of prayer, an expression of “the soul’s sincere desire.”
A sense of need creates an earnest desire and you might say, the stronger the need, the greater the desire, which in turn will provide a more earnest praying.
Desire is the very will of man in action. Earnestly praying out of the desire of one’s heart is that of a burning, a fire, a zeal; a desire, a flame of fire.
It was the “fervent effectual prayer of a righteous man that availed much.” Jesus voiced these words, “blessed are they that do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
Here we see the very basis of prayer which requires an answer – the strong desire, a yearning that has entered into the spiritual appetite, wanting (waiting), expecting to be satisfied. I believe it is at this place of prayer that we can see the answer, for without desire there is no burden of soul, no sense of need, no vision, no strength, no glow of faith.
If people would hold onto God, with a deathless, despairing grasp, a cry of utter self-abandonment, as Moses pleaded with God, “I will not let these go, except thou bless me.” “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; if not, blot me, I pray thee out of thy book.”
Yes, it is the praying soul that God draws near to. I must have God’s answer, a revelation of God like that not of yesterday but today, a present revelation, a fresh revelation that meets today’s need.
God is able to meet the prayer of a man that is in fervent prayer. A petition that is birthed out of one’s soul, all-consuming, glowing red hot…a flame of fire that ascends to heaven.
A coldness of spirit hinders prayers and a bitter attitude in prayer will not, cannot reach, ascend into heaven. In times of despair praying from the innermost being, out of desire, your prayer will more readily be answered and come forth, yes that of the fervent, earnest prayer.
As the Psalmist wrote, “Lord all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.”
Do you know that God does and will answer your prayer? True fervent prayer comes from the heart, not the brain or intellectual parts of the mind. This fervent prayer comes from the very soul of man, the throb and gesture of the emotional nature. This prayer must be nourished, and guarded against decline in our daily relationship (devotional prayer) with and to God.
The life of prayer and simple faith must never be forgotten and continually be in our daily life – a part of our daily living that is a never ceasing life of prayer, by faith. The end result will be; When God speaks – you obey!
As always, Love in Christ Jesus,