Scripture For Today:
“As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision…”
Refuse to Worry pt 5
We have been studying about Refusing to Worry and how we need to “Cast all of our cares over on the Lord, for He cares for us.” That’s in 1 Peter 5:7.
Yesterday, we were discussing the three things Paul shared in Philippians 4:6 where he wrote:
“…but in EVERY THING, by prayer and supplication, with THANKSGIVING, let your requests be made known to God.”
First, Paul told us “don’t worry.” We covered that yesterday.
Next, he said “In EVERY THING” – that means, guess what? EVERY THING – he said to “…pray and let your requests be made known to God.”
Third, he emphasized to “PRAY WITH THANKGIVING.” We covered yesterday that many, many Christians do not have any thanksgiving in their prayers at all. It’s mainly blaming and complaining coupled with gimme gimme gimme, my name is Jimmy, type of prayers.
We left off with thanksgiving to God MUST be made before your answer manifests. Paul said we are to “pray with thanksgiving.” When you pray with “thanksgiving,” you are thanking God ahead of time because you KNOW that the answer is on the way. Amen!
You know God has heard your prayer because His Word says so! Amen!
This is something that many believers are missing out on because they fail to pray WITH THANKSGIVING. They want to wait until the receive the answer to their prayer before they give God thanks.
That’s the HUMAN way of thinking! Or, we should say, that is the way the DEVIL wants you to pray. Amen! I know I just stepped on your Spiritual toes right there, Praise God!
I believe that if people would stop asking God for the same thing over and over and over and over again – and instead, they would start to PRAISE HIM and THANK HIM for the answer to the prayer they already requested – they would receive the manifestation a lot faster!
I know that steps on a lot of denominational false teaching. I know that steps on a lot of spiritual toes. But guess what – IT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS you are supposed to do! SO, are you going to continue praying in the same way that hasn’t gotten you anything in the past – just because that’s the way you’ve always prayed?
Or, are you going to begin to walk by Faith and not by sight and to pray the way the BIBLE says you are supposed to pray? It’s really up to you…
But I want to pray for you right now that you would begin to “walk by faith and not by sight” and start to pray the way Paul has been instructing you to pray. To “make your requests known to God – WITH THANKSGIVING.”
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