Monday, March 9, 2015
Faith Is Important
What ever we ask for in prayer we should do in faith.
Faith is not a hope for or something added on to make the request holy.
In Hebrews, one of the epistles located in the Bible, we are told faith is needed to get things done. All the eleventh chapter is packed with people of faith.
Faith has a paradox to it . We are believing on the basis of what God has said that we have what we ask for. It is not a magic formula. We need faith because life is messy and God is mysterious. We come to realize that faith is often confusing
God tells us to ask and believe when we pray. When we trust and obey that is when faith happens.
Therefore, faith is a process not a product. It is journey.
Faith is important because God is important. God is not absent. God wants to provide for His followers.
Sometimes God waits before answering. Faith is needed to beleive that He hears and He is willing to provide your request. But you have to make the request.
If you are a parent you no doubt want to provide all needs of your child. But you are waiting for the child to request the need before you release the answer. God may be like that also. He has what you need but He will not force the provision on you if you don't request it.
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