Don’t Beg God, Believe God!
I felt like God whispered to me while I was praying one day: “You don’t have to beg Me. Believe Me.” That was a huge revelation in my spirit! Because I was praying the promises of God in my life for myself, my husband and my family and other people that were laid on my heart to intercede for in prayer. At times I was pleading with the Lord to keep us, to uphold us, to make us to walk in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake and so forth, according to His Word. During one of those times is when I felt the Lord whisper those words into my spirit: “Don’t beg Me, just believe Me.” Then, I felt my spirit rise up and shout within me: “Don’t beg God, believe Him!” I was overwhelmed with joy at that point because I knew that God was telling me that He wanted to do those things for me and that my faith in Him and in His promises is what makes them happen. Just praying the words and thinking that the words are right and directing them to God is not really enough. Yes, that is a good start, but when I pray like I am begging God to do something that He already wants to do, then, I am showing some doubt. In James, we are told that we should ask without doubt because our prayers are not answered when we doubt. (James 1:5-8)
I heard an illustration this weekend at our Spiritual Warfare Conference that we held at The King’s House Fellowship. Pastor Tim Thompson of www.exposingthedarkness.com came down to Alabama and shared his testimony and taught us about spiritual warfare. One of the points that he made is that we should actively apply God’s Word in our lives and believe without doubt. My ears perked up because God had recently whispered to me to believe Him and not to doubt Him. The illustration was this:
“If your child that you love dearly and care for and provide for and that you are trying to raise the best way that you know how to do went to school and told his teacher and his friends that he was worried and scared that you may not feed him dinner that night – would that not break your heart? That is how God feels when we go around telling everyone that we meet how we are followers of Jesus and we love God and believe in His love, but we aren’t sure how we are gonna make it – we don’t know how our bills will all be paid, or how we are going to get over an injury or illness, or how we will ever feel like being able to share Jesus with anyone….”
Do you see how that applies to not begging God to answer our prayers? Do you see how we should pray with the boldness and love and power and sound mind in Christ that we are blessed with from our Lord by His finished work on the cross and in His resurrection power? Jesus told us that if we as good parents know how to give good gifts to our children, then how much more so does our Father in heaven know how to and is willing to give good gifts to us His children. (Matthew 7:7-11)
A while back, probably a couple of years ago, the Lord was talking to me about how important our faith is. As a matter of fact, aside from what Jesus did it is the most important component of our salvation. Consider Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” That sums up the point that we can believe and not doubt that He does want to answer our prayers and answer them with good and perfect blessings. Also, that faith is of utmost importance. God wants us not only to believe that He exists, but that He is for us and that He rewards us for seeking Him. Notice this verse did not mention that we are perfect, just that we seek Him, believe He IS and that He rewards us for wanting to know Him.
There is much more to be said about this subject and I pray to write more to you quite soon! We love you and thank you for reading our blog! We pray that you know Jesus and that if you do not, that the Holy Spirit draws you to Him and that you respond by saying, “Yes, I want to know You, Jesus and I want to make You Lord of my life, I turn from following my own thoughts and desires and ways and ask You to forgive me for trying to run my own life. Come into my life, live in my heart and rule and reign.” If you pray that, please let us know so that we can rejoice with you and help you to grow up into maturity in Jesus Christ. We will pray with you, talk with you and/or lead you to someone in your area that can help you to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. If you just open up your heart to Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your spirit, He will guide you into all Truth also as you open up the Bible, the Word of God. Pray and talk to the Lord and listen for Him to speak to you. God loves to give revelation knowledge of Himself through His Son Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Be blessed in the name of Jesus.
by Angela Dingler April 13, 2015 share freely with reference to http://www.2fools4Christ.wordpress.com
Angela Dingler © April 13, 2015 share freely with reference www.2fools4Christ.wordpress.com