Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

A woman in one of my Bible studies was relating an incident in her life from several years ago. She was driving in her car and crying over something she had prayed about thinking what's the use? From the back seat of the car her nine year old son spoke up and said, "Mom, you have to believe in your prayer." She said his words hit her like a ton of bricks because he was so right. She needed to believe that what she was praying for would happen. If she didn't believe that God could, should or would answer her prayer then there was no sense in praying it at all. God's answers are either "yes", "no", "wait" or "I have something better!"

James 1:5-8

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man [the one who doubts]should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. [emphasis mine]

Luke 11:8-10

8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. [emphasis mine]

There are no if's, and's or but's with prayer........... take it to the heavenly realms and..............

Pray in FAITH........Believing!

Choosing JOY,


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