Take comfort in knowing when you pray heartfelt prayers in accordance to God’s will, He heard you before you finished praying. (Isaiah 65:24)
God already signed that “requisition.”
Your faith is your receipt.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15 NIV)
Therefore, transition your mindset to one of thanksgiving—even before you see any physical signs that your prayers were answered: (Hebrews 11:1)
- Lord, I thank you for the salvation of my children.
- God thank you for my godly husband/wife.
- Thank you for my job promotion.
- No evil force will prevail over me, thank You Lord.
When we fully come to the understanding of what it means for Almighty God to have heard our prayers, we can then relax and function on that level of faith.
But keep in mind, listening is a two-way street. Did we hear God’s reply? Did we pray according to His will?
How do we know the will of God? His will is in His Word. We have to know the Word so we won’t be deceived by outside influences. We also have to spend quality time with Him; getting to know Him, His character, and the specific plan He has for our lives. The more time we spend with God, the less time the enemy has to deceive us into believing his illegal suggestions (lies). (John 10:3-5, 27)
We honor God when we trust Him to make the right decisions.
When we are be able to relinquish the outcome of our prayers and say (and mean it) not my will Lord, but Your will be done, we have then taken a stand against the principalities of darkness. At that point, fear has no power over the faith we have in our Savior to do what’s best.
Okay, let me be perfectly honest; sometimes we need God’s help to be able to accept His will for particular situations. When that’s the case, we have to simply tell Him, “I Need Help!” Afterwards, we must be open to receive His help, so we can genuinely walk confidently in the fact:
It is well with my soul because my Father heard me, and I heard Him.
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.
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