What is your prayer of faith missing? Have you lost any blessings from God lately? Are your blessings from God void of your hearts desire?
About a month ago I opened up my bible in boredom trying to see if lord had a word for me. Well, it just so happened that I landed in first kings page with chapter three right there just staring me in face. So I thought, "Alright God lets see what word you have for me today." and I began to read first kings chapter three. It didn't take long until I got to part about how God came to King Solomon in a dream and said, "Ask what I shall give thee".
I remember thinking, "Wow, Solomon is a very lucky man!". because he thought to ask God for wisdom to judge God's people righteously instead of wealth and success for himself. "If only God came to me and asked me that question".
1 Kings 3:10 And speech pleased Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
I'd bet when you was a kid there was a time when you imagined that you had a wish from a genie, I know I did. And let me guess, that wish was probably for all money in world or to be richest person in world, am I right?
But now that you're all grown up you can clearly see that all money in world will not solve any of your problems but will most likely end up creating a whole lot more problems (dealing with sin) for you to deal with.
1 Kings 3:13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among kings like unto thee all thy days.
Ain't that something? Solomon not only got what he asked for but also got riches and honour without asking for it. I thought, "Man, what do I have to do to get God to come to me in a dream?!".
About a week later I was doing same thing looking for another word from God, but this time I was using a different bible. Was it coincidence that I just so happen to land on exact same page with first kings chapter three on it? This time I thought, "This can't just be an accident lord must be really trying to tell me something".
So I thought about it for a little while and didn't think no more about it until a few days ago when I was thinking about what I should include in this very article that I am writing to you right now.
The Holy Spirit brought to my attention what Jesus said in Matthew 21:22, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive".
The Holy Spirit said, "that was same as Him saying ask what I shall give thee", like He had once told Solomon a long, long time ago.
Then I remembered a verse in James 4:3, "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts".
But it didn't stop there Holy spirit explained to me prayer of faith by reminding me about James 2:17, "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone".
But I was still a little bit confused so I asked God, "what is work that must be done if someone asks you for something?". And he said, "The prayer is work and believing you receive is faith". Thus we have term prayer of faith, "duh, I should have known that". I thought to myself.