James 1:6 and 7 - But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing from the Lord.
So you have be spending a lot of time in prayer. You have spent hours every day crying out to the Lord. But what kind of prayers are they? Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please Him.
What kind of prayers are you sowing? Are they pleading with the Lord, or are they prayers of faith.The results of your prayer will soon reveal which kind of prayer you are offering up. Well it means that you will have to be praying in faith.
So the question is how to pray in faith. To understand this you need to understand what faith is. Many people see faith as just trust in the Lord. So they think that asking the Lord for something in prayer is faith.
Faith is a lot more than that. Faith involves believing, and specifically believing God's Word. The Greek word translated as 'believe' in the New Testament is a word that means amongst other things, "to be fully convinced of something." So to exercise faith, you need to be fully convinced that God's Word is true.
To pray in faith then, means to be fully convinced that God will give you what you are praying for. When you ask for something, what is the picture in your mind? Do you see the Lord giving you that which you asked, or do you see yourself not having what you asked for?
If you are praying for healing, do you see yourself lying in bed or healed and getting on with your life? If you are praying for financial provision, do you see yourself in debts or finances in your hand to take care of your needs?
You need to begin to picture yourself with what you ask for. If you are asking the Lord for a car, you need to begin see it in your garage. Whatever you are praying you need to see it, picture yourself with it and continue to confess the scriptures that pertain to your situation.
As you keep the picture of what you are expecting from the Lord in your mind , it will motivate you to push through , even when there is no sign of it. Continue to give God praise and thanks for what you are praying for, even though it has not yet
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.