Why Is your Prayer Of Faith Lacking Results?

Written by David Hopkins

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 ifrepparttar lord had a word for me. Well, it just so happened that I landed in first kingsrepparttar 145901 page with chapter three right there just staring me inrepparttar 145902 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 torepparttar 145903 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 Andrepparttar 145904 speech pleasedrepparttar 145905 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 allrepparttar 145906 money inrepparttar 145907 world or to berepparttar 145908 richest person inrepparttar 145909 world, am I right?

But now that you're all grown up you can clearly see that allrepparttar 145910 money inrepparttar 145911 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 amongrepparttar 145912 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 doingrepparttar 145913 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 onrepparttar 145914 exact same page with first kings chapter three on it? This time I thought, "This can't just be an accidentrepparttar 145915 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 wasrepparttar 145916 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 thererepparttar 145917 Holy spirit explained to merepparttar 145918 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 isrepparttar 145919 work that must be done if someone asks you for something?". And he said, "The prayer isrepparttar 145920 work andrepparttar 145921 believing you receive isrepparttar 145922 faith". Thus we haverepparttar 145923 termrepparttar 145924 prayer of faith, "duh, I should have known that". I thought to myself.

Add a Scripture to Your To Do List

Written by Jessica Gerald

I like to write down a "to do" list forrepparttar day. I guess it comes from years of teaching school and making lesson plans. The list keeps me focused and shows my progress. I can see that I've accomplished more than I realized.

I had an idea for something new to add to my list - a daily scripture. When I am doing my daily Bible reading inrepparttar 145857 morning, there is often a verse that really stands out. It may be something to praise God for, a comforting promise, or a quality I need to develop.

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