Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t seem to answer you every time you pray, or give you everything you ask of Him? There are believers who get disappointed or disillusioned with God when they feel He has not heard their prayers.
The truth is, God actually gives you more, much more.
20 Now to Him
who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us.
It is good to know the difference between believing for something and believing in someone. If your idea of prayer centres on believing for something, it becomes a work. You expect God to do His part because you have done your part. This is what we call “putting faith” in your faith. And when you don’t get what you want, it opens you to questioning God’s love and faithfulness.
When you see prayer as believing in God, it is a rest.
God has already DONE His part first by giving you everything in Christ and our part is to take hold of it.
This revelation brings assurance.
You don’t need to figure out how or what you should pray—just pray and believe God “who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think”. God does not answer you according to your scales of needs, it limits Him. Just call out, “Abba Father” (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6) and believe that God will not just provide for your needs, but He will add all things to you (Matthew 6:33).
To believe God is to agree with Him in what He has said and done in your life in Christ. Don’t let what you think is good for you to get in the way of God’s best for you.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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