Everyone knows that small children don’t know how to filter their thoughts; whatever come into their minds come out of their mouths. They will say anything and everything. And one thing about a child, if he or she sees something and they want it; they will ask. They will not sit and wonder what your response would be. They would not be like the little naughty boy who ran away from England to visit Scotland. When he arrived, he was surprised that the environment was just as in England. John Keats ended the poem by saying that he stood in his shoes and he wondered.
So when you go to God in prayer, you have the option to go as a child who believes that the adult they are interacting with has the power to grant whatever they wish. They might want something that is outside of your budget or ability but that does not stop the question and the expectation. They believe that you can do it. Then there are those who go before God and they are not sure. They ask, but, and this time, but is not a positive game changer. In this case, but is filled with doubt and unbelief. James 1:7-8 GW says, “A person who has doubts shouldn’t expect to receive anything from the Lord. A person who has doubts is thinking about two different things at the same time and can’t make up his mind about anything.” My friend, doubt shuts the door to your answer from prayer.
So then, how should you pray? Well Matthew 21:22 says, “Have faith that you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” This means that you need to pray in faith; you have to believe that God has to power to grant your request; just like the little child making his or her request. I believe that God wants to grant your request more than you want to receive it but you have to do it His way; that means ask in faith. So in this season of Lent, replace doubt with faith when you pray so that God can answer you prayer.
Thought for Today: Friend, faith in God reaps results.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.
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