The Prayer of Faith
The prayer of faith is to give thanks to God for something that we do not yet see with our eyes. The prayer of faith is to praise God before we see the blessing.
James tells us that our walk of faith may be tested by trials. One of the testings of our faith is delayed answers to prayer. This is where we are believing for something that is not quickly manifested in the natural. God allows this to happen to produce godly character in us. (anon)
Across the eons endless mountains have fallen into seas, giants have been slain or trees toppled by those constant and patient in prayer.
... let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord. (James 1:6-7)
When answers are unseen, doubt knocks again on faith's door inviting faith's collapse.
It is impossible to be faithful at prayer while also being impatient in prayer.
A thriving heart of prayer remains persistent and unmoved.
Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1)
REMEMBER ~ It is always better to answer Jesus' call to pray, than to call it off.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Courage is faith that has said its prayers.
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