If you could have a private audience with God today and He told you that He would answer one prayer for you today…..what would your prayer be? I don’t mean something goofy like I want a million dollars. I mean based on your life today…what are you desperate for that would improve your life dramatically if He answered your prayer? Ponder that and write it down before you read on.
So many stories in the bible about people coming to Jesus (the living Word) with a desperate need…sailors on a boat scared of a terrible storm, blind people, sick people, demonically oppressed people, hungry people, lonely people, father of a dead child, friends who had a sick friend who then died. What did Jesus (the Word) do? He made storms be still, gave sight, healing, freedom from demons, fed them, raised people from the dead and the bible (the Word…aka Jesus) states in John 21 that if all Jesus did was recorded there wouldn’t be enough space in the world for all the books that would be written!
Has this been your experience with Jesus?
We live in a culture unfortunately that glorifies reasoning and science above all things and leaves little room for faith in the miraculous. I am here to tell you that you didn’t have to be alive in Jesus’ day to experience a miracle. He is just as present now….right now with you and He has power to answer your prayers. But there’s a role we play. We have to have faith to access the power. Like walking in a dark room. There is electricity flowing, ready, available to bring light….but to access it you must flip the switch. The “switch” for us is faith.
How do you get faith so that you can access the miracle working power of heaven? You need to encounter Jesus who is the Word. When you read the bible…think of it this way….this aren’t just some ancient teachings…they aren’t just God’s thoughts…..the are God Himself...they are Jesus….
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word wat with God , and the Word was God. John 1
Today…interact with the Word (meditate on the verses below….really think on them and how they apply to what you need) and this will help grow your faith and then ask big things of Jesus because He has no shortage of power or authority and He loves you!
God’s Word to Stand On:
· So faith comes from hearing, and hearing the Word of Christ. Romans 10:17
· You do not have, because you do not ask God. James 4:2:2b
· Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
· You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. John 14:13
· Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20-21
· Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:19-20
Asking / Believing For: (write down again 1 or 2 things you are asking Him for and this time….based on the verses above….believe and get your hopes up for them because God said He will answer them) Tip…don’t stop believing if you don’t see it in a day or a week. Believe you have received some answers take time and the answers are a process. In bible not all answers are immediate for a variety of reasons. Your job is simply trust, be in faith daily for your answers to come.
Listening time. Be quiet for 5 minutes and ask God to speak to you about what you are asking of Him. Write down any thoughts from God / Obedience Steps that He shows you to take and then commit to taking them:
Love you men!