“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” ... James 5:16, CJB
When we pray, do we seek Adonai in faith, believing with confidence in what he has promised, or do we begin with a measure of doubt or fear and uncertainty, ... while "hoping against hope" that somehow our prayers “might” be heard and our needs met?
When we pray, we often forget that we can pray and seek the Lord with confidence, knowing that he who has called us has already made the way! We need not hope according to human standards or simply wish and plead with God that Yeshua would come and meet our every need. Instead, we can approach the Throne of Grace with confidence, knowing that if we ask anything that reflects his will - he will in fact do it! There is no need for convincing or negotiation with the holy and there is no biblical model for spiritual haggling or bargaining with Adonai. One popular false theology promotes that we should just storm in and plead our case in the “Courts of Heaven” with hope that we “might” do so effectively and in turn be given the answer we desire.
Instead, Adonai tells us from the offset to just Come, ... Already trusting, ... Already believing and in no way doubting!
Yet, when we come, we must do so, Believing and Knowing today, who we are as heirs to the Kingdom and joint-heir with King Messiah (Matthew 6:33, Romans 8:17) and simply, ASK and he will give unto us, according to his will - exceedingly, above and beyond all we could ever ask or think! (Ephesians 3:20). Yes, at times the Lord may say to us "wait," or his answer in the moment may not be exactly what we wanted or expected, but we can nevertheless come before the Adonai with Assurance and Joy that he has already gone before us in Everything!
Beloved, Yeshua will never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5) he will always hear our cry and in every circumstance give us his very best and the desires of our hearts as we pray in accordance with his perfect will! Dear friends, let’s learn to cooperate with the Holy Spirit!
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