How Do We Know What to Pray For?

Have you ever wondered why some prayer request don’t come to pass? What is stopping a healing for a Christian or why can’t a single woman praying for income, find a job? What happens when God doesn’t “come through” for us?

This has been the source of hundreds of hours of research for me, because God put this verse in His Word and made it a promise.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2

It sits like a gem among a treasure chest full of other similar verses. God wants us to prosper so why don’t some of us? 3 John 2 is an example of “availability”. God never intended for us to live in poverty and sickness. We shouldn’t live bound by frustrations, anxieties and fears. He wants us to prosper and be in good health. How many Christians believe, when things go wrong, that God is punishing them, or He is teaching them character. That thought process contradicts this verse and hundreds of others in His Word. Since the Word of God is the Will of God, we must look there to find out what is available.

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“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

God’s will is to supply all your need. Do we need our monthly bills paid? Do we need surplus money for emergencies? Do we need our health, our sleep, our peace of mind? Absolutely. This is God’s will for your life. Who determines the need? You do. Every need is different. Only you can decide what you need. You were given freewill, you deserve the opportunity to choose.

“And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:” 2 Corinthians 9:8

How are we going to have all sufficiency in all things, if it is not available?

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37

How are we going to be more than conquerors in every situation if that was not possible? And how could I be more than a conqueror if the power was not available?

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;” Ephesians 3:16

How could I be strengthened with might in my inner man, if it was not accessible? Why did God put this in His Word if He wanted to let us get beaten by the adversary to teach us a lesson? I think not! The devil is a tricky one. He wants to convince people to put up with the beating, just like an abusive spouse would try. But the devil is wrong. We need only to escape from under his dictatorship and access the freedom in the power-filled truths God gave in His Word. We must dare to believe the Word of God.

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:17-21

YEEHAW! I have a Bible Buzz! These words are truth! They have power when prayed by the lips of believing believers. Don’t let the devil sell you short. How can we believers stand on the promises of God if we do not know what they are? How can we believe the words in the Word if we do not find them and speak them into our lives? It’s easy to get distracted, but don’t. Hold tightly to those promises and take the victory. We are on a quest to find out what is available from God and achieve the abundant life. What should we pray for as believers? We know that after we find out what is available.

I’d like to show you over the next posts how one thing can change your perspective of God and pour high-octane fuel into the engine of your life.

God Bless You Today!

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