Thursday, December 4, 2008

Conditions for Answered Prayer---Part III

Once we have established a relationship with the L-rd, whereby we can come boldly to His throne of grace, then we need to examine our faith.

Did you know that faith plays a large part when we pray? G-d requires it of us. Faith is necessary for salvation, and it is necessary in our walk with the L-rd. This includes our prayer life. We must be faithful people---full of faith----when it comes to all aspects of our relationship with the L-rd. The thing is, the more we get to know the L-rd, the more our faith grows! If we have little faith, then perhaps it's because we don't have the relationship with the L-rd that we should.

Matthew 21:21a, 22 says, "Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith and doubt shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

One reason why our prayers may go unanswered is a lack of faith!

James 1:6,7---"But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth 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 of the L-rd."

Wow---we shouldn't even think of receiving anything of the L-rd if our faith wavers! often are we of little faith?

"L-rd, I believe; help mine unbelief!", we need to cry!

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