Fresh Hope – 20th November 2017

Do you ever get frustrated that your prayers seem to go unheard? Do you wish you could see even just a small breakthrough in your prayer life?
I believe that the answer lies here, in that there’s only one kind of prayer that God answers…the prayer that’s prayed in faith.

Could it be that the reason we see so little in our lives, is because we expect so little in our prayers?

What is faith?

You may say, “I believe God can do it!” But that’s not faith; that’s just a fact. God can do it whether you believe it or not.

“I believe God might do it” is not faith either. That’s hope.

“I believe God will do it” — that’s faith.

Some people are praying, and they think because they’re asking for good things that they want, God will answer their prayer. But desire is not faith. It can lead to faith, but it’s not faith.

If I take a seed and plant it in the ground and in a few months, it sprouts and I get a tomato plant from it, is that a miracle? No. I simply cooperated with the laws of God’s universe, and it happened. When I pray, believing and following the conditions laid out in the Bible and God answers, is that a miracle? No. It is simply in line with the universal laws of life that God has ordained.
The Bible says, “according to your faith,” not according to your ability, your education, or how good a person you are. If you have an honest relationship with God, have forgiven others, and you’re asking God in faith — you have every right to expect God to answer your prayers.

Ask and you will receive.

Mark 11:24-25 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.’

Pastor Mark

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