Praying means having an expectant heart. When we go to God in prayer we should be sure that we are right with God, pray fervently, and then expect results. How often do we leave off that last part? A doubting heart can cause us to look for ways to provide excuses for God as to why He did not act upon our prayers. An expectant heart is one with total faith in God. Not only believing that He will cast that mountain into the sea...but also getting out of the way of the resulting tidal wave to come. An expectant heart is also a thankful heart. Not only thanking God for what He has already done, but what He is about to do. Jesus gave us the key to successful prayer. Have faith in God that he will give you what you ask for in prayer.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:24)
During this 100 Days of Prayer for CrossWay let us cast aside our doubts and focus instead on what we must do when God answers our prayers. We must be preparing for our next Senior Pastor by moving out on our mission to Love God, Love People and awakening ourselves to share the Gospel. Keep praying!
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20)
- Jim Day