Monday, October 21, 2013

God Thinking XXXV - Prayer Environment 6

"We are looking at 5 components that must be present for you to provide an environment conducive to answered prayer.

1.    You must keep God’s commandments     I John 3:22
2.    You must ask in faith                                 James 1:6
3.    You must believe God will answer            Matthew 21:22
4.    You must ask in Jesus name                    John 14:147.
5.    You must ask according to God’s will       I John 5:14

2. You must believe God will answer
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”  Matthew 21:22

To believe God will answer your prayer, means to accept by faith and active trust, that God, in His infinite wisdom, has woven together your need or request with His abundance.

It also means that God has set in order the multiplicity of detail that must be interwoven with all creation to respond to your request, without breaching the right of another of their free will.
When you pray, you must realize that your prayer spans the entire galaxy - and in order for God to answer prayer, He must include the consequences and ramifications to every living creature, throughout all ages, past, present and future before honoring your request. 

It is no small thing this privilege called prayer.
I don't think that most people understand what it is to believe God, and what an important role prayer is in their life.  In essence, the way that you believe will constitute the foundation of your entire relationship with God.

Is it important that you believe God?
Yes, your life and the fate of all humanity depend upon it. 
“And the Lord said unto Moses, how long will this people provoke me?  And how long will it be before they believe me, for all the signs which I have shown among them” Numbers 14:11.

“Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” Mark 9:23.

“For verily I say unto you, whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatever he saith.  Therefore, I say unto you, whatever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” Mark 11:22-23. 

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” Hebrews 11:6.
In your daily walk, you need to prove your faith.  God’s Word so perfectly shows you the truths you need to believe to build up your faith. 
Answered prayer will be proof of your faith. 

You must believe God will answer.
Excerpt from God Thinking XXXV - Prayer Environment by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013

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