Do you ‘believe’? Do you ‘Faith’ it?
Seeing is believing is it not?
What is “Faith”?
THE knowledge of what is not seen as of yet, being promised being RIGHT there, Amen
Faith, Hope and Love…ALL tied in. These are how we live!
Has any Man seen God? Yet, we have seen testimonies of God’s beyond awesome grace.
No man has seen God at ANY time; The only begotten Son, Which is in The Bosom of The Father, Jesus has declared God.
According to the book of Ephesians, God’s desire is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). Still, people are most motivated to pray when they need something from God. But what does the Bible say is the reason God wants us to pray?
Jesus provides clear instructions when it comes to prayer. In what is perhaps His most well known public address, the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shares with His followers what has become known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” His example models prayers of praise, submission to the will of God, reliance upon Him for daily sustenance and requests for forgiveness and deliverance. Jesus’ prayer focuses more on honoring God than listing needs to be met.
Interestingly, shortly after this instruction on how to pray, Jesus reminds his followers that “the Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8). This raises a fairly obvious question: if God already knows what we need, why bother asking?
The answer: Prayer is not a transfer of information, but rather an act of humility.
Prayer requires us to admit that perhaps we don’t quite know it all. In our culture, there is great pressure to have the answers, to convince everyone that we have it all together and to be completely self-sufficient.
According to Scripture, God is all knowing and completely wise which means He understands everything about a situation and sees the best path through it (Psalm 147:5). While our days are filled with expectations and demands, God is waiting for the moment when we say, ”I don’t know, but I know who does.”
Ultimately, Jesus demonstrates through His own life that prayer provides an avenue to the Father. Throughout the New Testament, we’re told that Jesus “often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16). He was actively carving out time alone to meet with the Father in prayer.
In Luke 10:27, Jesus issues the command to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” But how can we love someone with whom we never speak? It is only through prayer that one can move from knowing about God to knowing God.
Anytime God visits his children, there must be shouts of joy and a new song in the air. As you pray seeking The Will of God, The LORD shall visit you, the Heavens shall favour you and your story shall become testimony, Amen.
Wherever you have struggled in time past, you shall begin to excel, delays and frustration shall be expelled from your life today in Jesus name, Amen.
Blessed Season IJMN, Amen