Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get answers to prayers more often than others?
Have you thought to yourself: How does faith REALLY work? WHY does it work? Can faith be built up? If so, HOW?
The answers are linked to identity. It is how we relate to The Father (made available through Jesus) that determines the limit of our faith. It is the level of our faith that determines what miracles we can see.
When we place no limit on our relationship with God there is no limit to our faith and likewise what can be done through that faith.
In the book of Mark the disciples allowed their fear to challenge their relationship with Jesus.
“Don’t you care that we are going to die?” they shouted over crashing waves as they woke Jesus to save them. Fear led to panic which prompted confusion about Jesus’s priorities and concern for His loved ones.
Of course He cares! We are His own!
But we forget that fact when it comes to prayer for those close to us, and even for ourselves. We react in cowardice and question God instead of behaving boldly as children of the King.
After Jesus calmed the storm His disciples said “Who is this man? Even the wind and waves obey him!”
They figured it had something to do with who He is… Jesus knew it was because of whose He is. The disciples had small faith because they minimized the relationship.
Our faith is hindered when we misunderstand our identity.
We forget that we are not our own; that we belong to The Father. We forget that our children are the Lord’s before they are ours. Or perhaps we have never grasped this truth to begin with.
Who has a level of faith like that of Abraham who would sacrifice his own son? A faith like that of God?
That is what is required to see the unhindered move of God in this world. A faith that has no limitation can only exist where sacrifice has no limitation.
“We react in cowardice and question God instead of behaving boldly as children of the King.”
Can you let go completely and give your entire life to Him?
Is today the day you stop negotiating and choose surrender?
Only in complete surrender will you find the solid rock, who is Christ, upon which a meaningful, joyful life can be built. A life in which answered prayers are simply icing on the cake to the glorious love we have found in Jesus.
God answers the prayers of the righteous because the removal of our pride and ego has made space for His great miracles to be received.
They are already in place for us to walk in. He has prepared all these things for you before He formed you. It is your job to concede to His Truth in place of “your truths”… which are really the lies of this world.
Lay yourself at the altar with your prayers today. Lay your self there first.
I am believing with you that you will see the answers to your prayers as you submit completely to His will.
May you be humble and heard today.