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Second Stage of Prayer
After deciding what you are asking God
for and being specific in asking for you, you have to make sure the scriptures promise you
what you are asking for. If you have spent time in the word and know what the word says,
you will know whether what you are asking for lines up with the word of God. If God has
given you a promise in his word and you know this promise, you can claim that promise and
stand on it that he will give it to you. By studying his word and dwelling in his word you
can know what you have the right to receive as his child.
You also have to BELIEVE that you will receive it. Without faith you cannot receive what
you asking for. Why ask if you aren't sure if you will receive it? We can't always go on
what we can see in the physical realm but we have to walk by faith. If GOD has promised us
something and we believe that it will come to pass, then why do we allow the natural man
to allow doubt to come in? That is not operating on our requests by faith. Which leads us
right into the next part of refusing to doubt.
Satan will do everything in his power to cause us to doubt. If he can succeed in making us
doubt then that interferes with our prayers being answered. Doubt is one of the biggest
weapons Satan uses against Christians and because we have not learned to overcome doubt.
We have to start with the small things many times and work up, but as our faith grows our
doubt weakens. Its hard to have faith when we have pain that we have asked God to remove
and we can still feel it. That's when we have to keep resisting the devil and believing
that God is going to make us pain free and the more we resist Satan and claim our pain
free healing, the stronger we will be. Sometimes we have to just keep thanking God for the
pain free feeling till it actually comes to pass.
We have to meditate on the promises. Not just know they are there but also to meditate on
the fact that God gave them to us. Meditate on the promises that you are basing the
answers to your prayers on. Keep them in your heart and dwell on them. And above all give
God the praise for what he is doing. Thank him for his works, thank him for the answered
prayers. Give him the glory for the mighty works that are coming about as a result of your
prayers. You don't go out to a battle with the attitude of you're gonna lose the battle,
you go out with an attitude of you're gonna win. Its the same way in Gods world. We have
to have the attitude that we have already received our answers.
Please remember "If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will and it shall be done unto you" (John 15:7)
Have a blessed day.