Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
One of the greatest weaknesses in my life is believing prayer! I dare not accuse anyone else of this same sin but there you have my confession. Oh, I get up every morning. I pray all the time. I pray for our church people by name all through my day. I beg God to work in the ministry, the family, and in my life.
But over the years sometimes I must admit that I have let it become more something I do, a ritual than simple child like faith, believing that what I ask He is going to do.
I am afraid that I have allowed the hard times in life to discourage me. I fear that I have “learned” to just accept that somethings are just like that. I pray but often it doesnâ€™t even cross my mind that He is going to answer.
I want to pray more. I want to pray believing. I want my old child like faith back. I want to become a more simple believer.
I prayed. He didn’t seem to answer when I wanted or in the way that I wanted. I gave up. I just accepted. I doubt that you are in the same boat that I am in but maybe you have experienced a little of that.
The Bible is full of His promises to hear and answer prayer. I know that the Bible is true. I know that He hears and answers prayer. I know that He can and will change things in my life in answer to prayer.
So my prayer today is that He will help me. I believe but help my unbelief. He has convicted me of my lack of witnessing and praying. I have failed to get out and live what I know.
Could it be that Satan is winning a major war in my life by causing me to pray (oh, yes, every day) but not to fully believe in my heart? Could it be that my accepting things like they are is just a carnal way of not believing God?
I want to pray believing! What say ye?