How can I, the creation of God, attempt to correct or counsel the sovereign, all-wise God, the Creator of the universe, Whose ways are perfect?
Faith is required to please God, and even my prayer requests need to be scriptural and in line with the thoughts of God. His thoughts are higher than mine, and if I communicate with Him from my earthly vantage point, I often will have wrong human expectations and thus pray with doubting. If I will recognize that God cannot lie and is eternally faithful to His infallible Word, I can pray His Word back to Him, in faith, and without doubting. When that change occurs in our prayer life, I will trust Him implicitly, find my joy in Him alone, take my hands off of my life, submit to God, serve others and leave the results of my obedience in His all-wise hands. Then I will pray in faith without doubting.
A heart of unbelief departs from the living God, and my unbelief is rooted in my failure to employ absolute confidence in the eternal character and nature of God. Fear in my life is merely an indication of having made that sinful transference in my thinking, thus giving the demonstration of little faith.
The Bible teaches us that I am either FOR God or AGAINST Him, and that there is no middle road. If I will have
the most intimate of fellowship with Him on earth, and will ultimately enter Heaven , it must be that my walk is consistent with my talk since Matthew 7 teaches me that it is the DOING of God’s will that pleases Him, not simply SAYING, “Lord, Lord.”
As I identify areas of unbelief in my own heart, my immediate prayer response ought to be that of the father in Mark 9, “…Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” The subsequent action following that prayer response to God must be consistent with trusting His ways to be perfect and praising Him for how He is working all things together for the good purpose of conforming me to the image of His Son.
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