James1_6Ask and it shall be given

Prayer is fruitful, because God answers prayer. When you pray to God about what He has promised, He is obliged to answer. Prayer must be done in faith and not doubt. Our requests are not just about mentioning our requests to God. It is believing He will answer them. We have boldness to access God with confidence through faith in Christ (Ephesians 3:12). A person who is not sure they are doing the right thing will not come before God with boldness. If you pray about what you think is not right, you will start off on the wrong foot. It will come from a place of condemnation. (Romans 14:23). We need to make sure our consciences are in line with the Word of God. When we continually seek God’s will, we bring our minds in line the mind of Christ.

Pray in faith

Faith is the state of believing. All the promises of God find their “Yes” in Him. “No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). It is for God’s glory. The promises of God were established before the foundations of the earth and Christ existed when these promises were made. Every condition has been fulfilled, by His obedience and faith. So we stand secure and confident in what God has promised, it must surely come to pass.

Not wavering

What is wavering? It means disputing or moving between two possibilities. The words “do not hesitate” are used in Acts 10:20. Here, the angel asked Peter not to hesitate in going out to meet the men that were sent to Him. It is possible to stand and dispute the promises of God. It is also possible to do the opposite: not to waiver, but believe the promises of God as in Romans 4: 20, “He did not waiver through unbelief.” The original version in Greek says, he did not dispute, did not debate the matter, but settled his heart upon God’s power and promise. In Matthew 21:21 Jesus said, we should have faith and not doubt.

If you doubt you are like a wave in the sea.

The waves at sea never stand still. There is an under current that keeps it constantly moving back and forth. A person that doubts is like this sea, never standing on one thing, but going back and forth between two opinions. They can’t make up their mind whether to believe or not. Troubled waters don’t stand still.

Let us make up our minds today to have faith and believe in the promises of God. What God has promised you is “Yes and Amen.” Each prayer must be made in faith, believing that God answers prayers. He hears us when we call out to Him. He has ears to hear and eyes to see. Let us always remember Jesus. Because of Him we have access to the Father. This is our confident hope and assurance.

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