Do you doubt or lack confidence in worldly institutions, governments, financial markets, etc. ? As well you should! Our Identity as Believers and our source is God the Father. We must always remember that HE is our source!
“And, this, is the boldness which we have towards him: that, if, anything, we ask, according to his will, He doth hearken unto us. And, if we know that he doth hearken unto us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the things asked, which we have asked of him…” (1 John 5:14-15, Rotherham).
Prayer is the language of the Christian- not English, French, or German- but prayer. We must ask for those things that have been promised to us; however, as Adam Clarke suggests:
“The liberty of access and speech, that if we ask any thing according to his will, that is, which he has promised in his word. His word is a revelation of his will, in the things which concern the salvation of man. All that God has promised we are justified in expecting; and what he has promised, and we expect, we should pray for. Prayer is the language of the children of God. He who is begotten of God speaks this language. He calls God Abba, Father, in the true spirit of supplication. Prayer is the language of dependence on God; where the soul is dumb, there is neither life, love, nor faith. Faith and prayer are not boldly to advance claims upon God; we must take heed that what we ask and believe for is agreeable to the revealed will of God. What we find promised, that we may plead.”
Have confidence in your Father today and operate and reside in a Spirit of Gratitude for all that He has given us and will give us.
Steven Ingram is a Christian Counsellor and a Certified Strategic Interventionist working to free minds at Liberty Strategic Coaching.